to rid sb of sth débarrasser qn de qch
to rid sth of sth débarrasser qch de qch
→ We must rid the country of this wickedness.
to rid o.s. of sth [+unwanted object, problem]
(=get rid of) se débarrasser de qch
→ Stephanie just can not rid herself of these problems.
(=free o.s. from)
[+feeling, worry, belief] se défaire de qch
→ He had to rid himself of his illusions.
→ I can't rid myself of the belief that, with proper musical training, I could have been a composer.
→ He never managed to rid himself of this cruel nickname.
to be rid of sth/sb être débarrassé (e) de qch/qn
→ She was an embarrassment to her family, and they wanted to be rid of her.
to be well rid of sb être bien débarrassé (e) de qn
→ A crazy woman. I'm well rid of her.
to get rid of sth se débarrasser de qch
→ We must get rid of that smell before they arrive.
→ I needed to get rid of the car for financial reasons
→ We must get rid of inequalities in the workforce.
I want to get rid of some old clothes. Je veux me débarrasser de quelques vieux vêtements.
to get rid of sb se débarrasser de qn
→ a senior manager who wanted to get rid of him