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  Definition of get by
  1. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn''t get out from under these responsibilities"
  2. pass or move in front of; "Bride''s Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: get off, get away, get out, escape, cope, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

 

Hyponyms: evade, improvise, extemporize, fend, hack, cut, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along, meet, match, cope with

 

Derivational Morphology: evasion, escape, dodging, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling

 

 
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