get by

Definitions of get by
  1. verb
    pass or move in front of
    “Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race”
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    type of:
    overhaul, overtake, pass
    travel past
  2. verb
    come to terms with
    “We got by on just a gallon of gas”
    synonyms: contend, cope, deal, grapple, make do, make out, manage
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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)
  3. verb
    escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    synonyms: escape, get away, get off, get out
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    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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