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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 use get rid of in a sentence?

  1. Justin Smith:

    That was one of the big promises [ of legalizing marijuana ] that if you regulated it, you would get rid of the problems that had traditionally been there with the illegal grows, but it's been really the opposite.

  2. Don Shafer:

    There were some issues with him and his personality that kind of spiraled down, and that's why we had to get rid of him.

  3. Prakash Diwan:

    A stake purchase in Essar Oil will help Rosneft participate in global trade without being subjected to western sanctions and Essar, which is a cash-strapped group, will get money to get rid of some of its debt.

  4. Donald Trump:

    They used to call it NAFTA, we're going to call it the United States-Mexico trade agreement. We're going to get rid of NAFTA because it has a bad connotation.

  5. The FDA:

    The drug works by reducing the number of receptors on the liver that remove LDL cholesterol from the blood. By blocking PCSK9's ability to work, more receptors are available to get rid of LDL cholesterol from the blood and, as a result, lower LDL cholesterol levels.


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