HyperDic: get_rid_of

English > 3 senses of the expression get rid of:
VERBpossessionget rid of, removedispose of
changeget rid of, extinguish, eliminate, do away withterminate, end, or take out
socialget rid of, abolishdo away with
English > get rid of: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningdispose of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Get rid of these old shoes!"
Synonymremove
NarrowercullRemove something that has been rejected
deaerate, de-aerateRemove air or gas from
decaffeinateRemove caffeine from (coffee)
decarbonateRemove carbon dioxide from
decerebrateRemove the cerebrum from (a human body)
dechlorinateRemove chlorine from (water)
defatRemove the fat / fat from
defibrinateRemove fibrin from (blood)
degreaseRemove grease or oil from (a pan)
deionizeRemove ions from
delistremove (a security) from listing at a stock exchange
delocalizeRemove from the proper or usual locality
deoxygenateRemove oxygen from (water)
destainRemove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast
desulfurize, desulphurizeRemove sulfur from
detickFree (a pet) of ticks
deveinRemove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)
discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awaythrow or cast away
dump, ditchsever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
fettleRemove mold marks or sand from (a casting)
flensestrip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)
fleshRemove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
kernRemove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)
pithRemove the pith from (a plant)
scumRemove the scum from
slough offDiscard as undesirable
unbridleRemove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
unmuzzleRemove the muzzle from (a dog)
weed out, comb outRemove unwanted elements
work offCause to go away through effort or work
Spanishapartar, deshacerse, eliminar, extirpar, quitar, remover, retirar, suprimir
Catalanapartar, desfer-se de, desfer-se, eliminar, extirpar, suprimir, treure
English > get rid of: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTerminate, end, or take out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsextinguish, eliminate, do away with
Entailed byscreenExamine methodically
Narrowercancel out, wipe outwipe out the effect of something
cut, prune, rationalize, rationaliseweed out unwanted or unnecessary things
cut outDelete or remove
decoupleReduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)
decoupleEliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)
drownGet rid of as if by submerging / submerging
exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take outprevent from being included or considered or accepted
knock outEliminate
obliterateDo away with completely, without leaving a trace
snuff out, extinguishput an end to
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Spanishacabar con, desembarazarse, deshacerse, eliminar, extinguir, librarse de
Catalandesembarassar-se, desempallegar-se, eliminar
English > get rid of: 3 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningDo away with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymabolish
Narrowerabrogaterevoke formally
cashierdiscard or do away with
Oppositeestablish, set up, found, launchSet up or found
Spanishabolir, abrogar, derogar, eliminar, suprimir
Catalanabolir, abrogar, derogar, suprimir

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