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Meaning of GET BY

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  1. [v]  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. [v]  pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
  3. [v]  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: contend, cope, deal, escape, get away, get off, get out, grapple, make do, make out, manage
 See Also: act, avoid, cope with, cut, evade, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, move, overhaul, overtake, pass, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accomplish, achieve, answer, avail, be equal to, be missed, be so, be such, bear, bring off, bring through, carry off, clear, clear the hurdle, come along, come on, come out, come through, compass, contrive, cop a plea, cop out, cope, crown with success, cut the mustard, do, do it, do the trick, do with, eke out, engineer, escape attention, escape notice, escape one, escape without penalty, fare, fill the bill, fulfill, get along, get along on, get away with, get by on, get off, get off cheap, get on, go along, go around, go at liberty, go free, go on, go scot free, hack it, hold, hold up, just do, keep afloat, make do, make ends meet, make it, make out, make the grade, makeshift, manage, manage somehow, manage with, meet, meet requirements, muddle through, negotiate, not register, pass, pass muster, pull off, put across, put over, put through, qualify, reach, satisfy, scrape along, serve, serve the purpose, shape up, stack up, stagger, stand, stand the test, stand up, stretch, subsist, succeed in, suffice, survive, swing, swing the deal, take it, turn out, turn the trick, win freedom, work, worry along