Definition of 'get by'
- 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
- pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
- 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