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Overview of verb get_by

The verb get by has 3 senses

  • cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage -- (come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")

  • get by -- (pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race")

  • get off, get away, get by, get out, escape -- (escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities")