Synonyms for get by

Synonyms for (verb) get by

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: avoid

Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

Usage: Her former friends now avoid her


Synonyms: get by

Definition: pass or move in front of

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

Similar words: overhaul, overtake, pass

Definition: travel past

Usage: The sports car passed all the trucks


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel