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get rid of (2)

This page is about the collocation get rid of (2)

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to stop, or remove, something or someone that's annoying or upsetting you

For example

  • I wish I could get rid of this cold. I've had it all week.

  • He was drunk and causing trouble, so the security guards got rid of him.

Quick Quiz

The best way to get rid of weeds in your garden is to

a. water them

b. pull them out

c. shout at them

Contributor: Matt Errey