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Definition of 'get by'

Verb

  1. come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
       Synonyms: cope make out make do contend grapple deal manage
  2. pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
  3. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
       Synonyms: get off get away get out escape


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