verb (used with object), rid or ridded, ridding.
to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually followed by of):
I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you’d be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit.
to relieve or disembarrass (usually followed by of):
to rid the mind of doubt.
Archaic. to deliver or rescue:
to rid them out of bondage; to rid him from his enemies.
be rid of, to be free of or no longer encumbered by:
to be rid of obligations.
get rid of, to eliminate or discard:
It’s time we got rid of this trash.
a simple past tense and past participle of ride.
verb (transitive) rids, ridding, rid, ridded
(foll by of) to relieve or deliver from something disagreeable or undesirable; make free (of): to rid a house of mice
get rid of, to relieve or free oneself of (something or someone unpleasant or undesirable)
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see: get rid of
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noun 1. an amphibolic mineral, silicate of sodium and iron, occurring usually in feldspathoid rocks.
- Rieder cell
Rieder cell Rie·der cell (rē’dər) n. An anaplastic cell, probably a type of white blood cell or granulocyte, that occurs in acute leukemia.
- Rieder cell leukemia
Rieder cell leukemia n. A form of acute granulocytic leukemia that is characterized by abnormal numbers of Rieder cells in the blood and tissues.