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Verb: get rid of
  1. Dispose of
    "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood";
    - remove
  2. Terminate, end, or take out
    "Socialism got rid of these archaic customs";
    - extinguish, eliminate, do away with
  3. Do away with
    "Slavery was got rid of in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia";
    - abolish

Derived forms: got rid of, getting rid of, gets rid of

Type of: destroy, destruct, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]

Antonym: set up