Pronunciation: (rid),[key] —v.t.,rid or rid•ded, rid•ding. 1. to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually fol. by of): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you'd be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit. 2. to relieve or disembarrass (usually fol. by of): to rid the mind of doubt. 3. Archaic.to deliver or rescue: to rid them out of bondage; to rid him from his enemies. 4. be rid of, to be free of or no longer encumbered by: to be rid of obligations. 5. get rid of, to eliminate or discard: It's time we got rid of this trash.
Pronunciation: (rid),[key] —v.Archaic. a pt. and pp. of ride.