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get rid of
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to throw out)
2. (to dismiss)
a. librarse de
When Ray starts going on about his days in the war, it's really difficult to get rid of him.Cuando Ray empieza a hablar de sus tiempos en la guerra resulta muy difícil librarse de él.
b. quitarse de encima
I bumped into Sally after work and I thought I'd never get rid of her.Me encontré con Sally después del trabajo y pensé que nunca me la quitaría de encima.
3. (to eliminate)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
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