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Synonyms for get rid of

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. get rid of, remove(verb)

    dispose of

    "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

    Synonyms:
    polish off, bump off, eliminate, take away, withdraw, abolish, dispatch, absent, remove, slay, move out, off, murder, extinguish, hit, take, transfer, take out, do away with

  2. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with(verb)

    terminate, end, or take out

    "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

    Synonyms:
    stub out, eliminate, press out, blow out, rule out, wipe out, abolish, remove, decimate, obviate, winnow out, carry off, egest, crush out, annihilate, extinguish, pass, reject, snuff out, excrete, rid of, quench, do away with, eradicate

  3. abolish, get rid of(verb)

    do away with

    "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"

    Synonyms:
    abolish, extinguish, remove, eliminate, do away with

Wiktionary

  1. get rid of(verb)

    Synonyms:
    dismiss, lose, shed, drop

  2. get rid of(verb)

    to dispose (of); to remove; to abolish; to lose

    I want to get rid of your influence over my life!

    Synonyms:
    lose, shed, drop, dismiss

Editors Contribution

  1. expulse

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. get rid of

    Synonyms:
    dispose of, shift off, cast off

  2. get rid of

    Synonyms:
    be freed from, be relieved from, get clear of, get quit of

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How to say get rid of in sign language?

  1. getridof

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How to use get rid of in a sentence?

  1. Steve Malanga:

    This is the kind of budget you would pass if you were a state that hit a bump in the road and had a deficit you needed to get rid of over the next two or three years, it's not the kind of budget you'd pass if you have $14 billion in unpaid bills and a $130 billion unfunded (pension) liability.

  2. Ismet Sheik Hassan:

    We are serious about our goal to get rid of ISIS, and we want to work with the Free Syria Army. We are willing to provide any support, and we are responding to the calls of the people, many people are preparing to flee if a battle breaks out between the YPG and ISIS. Residents are particularly afraid that Kurds will retaliate for Kobani.

  3. Paul Trusten:

    It's a matter of safety, not a matter of symbolic internationalism or anything like that, if we get rid of the other units, the pounds and the inches, and we measure everybody in metric units only, then the number of medication errors that we've been experiencing would be massively reduced.

  4. Josh Hawley:

    Josh Hawley signed on to a lawsuit to get rid of every consumer protection in the law that you have against health insurance companies, including the most important one, the notion that you can still get insurance if you'd been sick before.

  5. Charlena Kendrick:

    I feel like this bad paper to them, i feel like they really just want to get rid of it.

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