“Get rid of”: phrasal verb meaning.

Get rid of
Throw away, remove. You can “get rid of” old clothes for example and put them in the rubbish bin. You can also “get rid of” people, for example negative people, to cut them out of your life, stop speaking to them or meeting them.

Other examples of “get rid of” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • Get rid of this job! It’s not good for you.
  • Are you trying to get rid of me?
  • Let’ get rid of these old boxes.

“Get rid of”: use in context explanation

Dick calls his wife because he wants to show her something. He is laughing hard. He says he has found Gina’s old picture. She looks at it and tells her husband he should get rid of it as soon as possible and must not ever show it to anyone. Gina feels really embarrassed. When she was younger, she was a bit chubbier than now. She also had some spots on her face. She didn’t like her looks then and she thinks she looks much better now. She doesn’t want to keep her old pictures in the house.