get rid of

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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)
a. deshacerse de
We got rid of that dusty old couch to make room for the new one.Nos deshicimos de ese sofá viejo y polvoriento para hacer campo para el nuevo.
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. eliminar
We had a mice infestation but managed to get rid of them with humane traps.Tuvimos una infestación de ratones pero logramos eliminarlos con unas trampas humanas.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to kill)
a. eliminar
Once you crossed the crime syndicate, they had no qualms getting rid of you.Una vez que ofendías al sindicato criminal, no tenía ningún reparo en eliminarte.
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