Get rid of: To discard, eliminate, or become free from something or someone. To rid oneself of (something); discard or get free of. make yourself free of somebody/something that is annoying you or that you do not want; throw something away: Try and get rid of your visitors before I get there.
中文释义：在书面上 “get rid of” 和 “dump/ditch” 是同义词, 通常可以互相替用, 但 “get rid of”是正式一点儿, 适用于“员工炒鱿鱼”或 “弃掉”不需要的东西。例句：It is not easy to get rid of a bad habit. （去掉一种坏习惯是很不容易的。）I can’t get rid of my cold.（我的感冒总不好。）