Rid

Rid

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rid or Ridded; p. pr. & vb. n. Ridding.] [OE. ridden, redden, AS. hreddan to deliver, liberate; akin to D. & LG. redden, G. retten, Dan. redde, Sw. rdda, and perhaps to Skr. rath to loosen.] 1. To save; to rescue; to deliver; -- with out of. [Obs.]
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Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
Ps. lxxxii. 4.
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2. To free; to clear; to disencumber; -- followed by of. "Rid all the sea of pirates." Shak.
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In never ridded myself of an overmastering and brooding sense of some great calamity traveling toward me.
De Quincey.
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3. To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make away with; to destroy. [Obs.]
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I will red evil beasts out of the land.
Lev. xxvi. 6.
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Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!
Shak.
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4. To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish. [R.] "Willingness rids way." Shak.
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Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves were at our tails.
J. Webster.
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To be rid of, to be free or delivered from. -- To get rid of, to get deliverance from; to free one's self from.
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