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get rid of (1)

This page is about the collocation get rid of (1)

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to throw away, give away or sell something you don't want anymore

For example

  • I should get rid of all these old clothes. I never wear them.

  • Why are you getting rid of your books? Don't you want them any more?

Quick Quiz

I'm getting rid of my desktop computer because

a. I hardly ever use it these days

b. I'm learning how to use it

c. I don't want to lose it

Contributor: Matt Errey