What does the word rid mean?

Usage examples for rid

  1. To rid him of an enemy: perhaps of two. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  2. Oh, I'll get rid of them. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  3. I have rid you of Hulot. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac