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Meaning of GET RID OF

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  1. [v]  terminate or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"
  2. [v]  dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
  3. [v]  do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
 Synonyms: abolish, do away with, eliminate, remove
 Antonyms: establish, found, launch, set up
 See Also: abrogate, cancel out, cashier, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, comb out, cull, cut, cut out, destroy, destruct, discard, dispose, ditch, drown, dump, except, exclude, extinguish, fling, knock out, leave off, leave out, obliterate, omit, prune, put away, rationalise, rationalize, snuff out, take out, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, weed out, wipe out, work off



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 Related Terms: abandon, abjure, abstract, assassinate, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, cede, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, cut off, cut out, cut short, deep-six, deport, discard, disgorge, dispel, dispense with, dispose of, ditch, do away with, do without, drop, dump, eighty-six, eject, elide, eliminate, end, eradicate, escape, exile, expatriate, expel, exterminate, finish, finish off, fling off, forgo, forswear, get along without, get clear of, get free of, get out of, get quit of, get shut of, give away, give up, have done with, jettison, jilt, kill, kiss good-bye, liquidate, make a sacrifice, make away with, murder, nip, outlaw, part with, pick out, purge, put paid to, quitclaim, recant, reject, relinquish, remove, render up, renounce, resign, retract, root out, root up, sacrifice, shake off, shoo, slaughter, slough, spare, strike off, strike out, surrender, swear off, take off, throw away, throw off, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, throw up, to, toss overboard, vacate, waive, weed out, yield