get by

Primary Meanings of get by

1.
v
pass or move in front of
2.
v
come to terms with
Full Definitions of get by
1

v pass or move in front of

“Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race”
Type of:
overhaul, overtake, pass
travel past
2

v come to terms with

“We got by on just a gallon of gas”
Synonyms:
contend, cope, deal, grapple, make do, make out, manage
Types:
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extemporize, improvise
manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
fend
try to manage without help
cut, hack
be able to manage or manage successfully
rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by
manage one's existence barely
cope with, match, meet
satisfy or fulfill
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

Synonyms:
escape, get away, get off, get out
Types:
evade
use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid
Type of:
avoid
stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

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