To free from: He was finally able to rid himself of all financial worries. (verb-transitive)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "rid" in a sentence
"The cries for gettin rid of the Shuttle and returning to an obsolete means of getting into space is that the Shuttle is unsafe."
"He had coughed that first day in order to rid is lungs of the lint; and for the same reason he had coughed ever since."
"I am becoming much more detached emotionally from my fat which I can only see as healthy really, if it doesn’t mean anything it’s not hard to say goodbye and get rid is it?"