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    get by

    get by - Dictionary definition and meaning for word get by

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