Definitions for get by

Definitions for (verb) get by

Main entry: escape, get away, get by, get off, get out

Definition: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

Usage: She gets away with murder!; I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

Main entry: get by

Definition: pass or move in front of

Usage: Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race

Main entry: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

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