|1.||[ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;|
|Synonyms:||deal cope grapple manage contend make_do make_out|
"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
|Related terms:||act meet fend hack extemporize scrape_along braving|
|2.||[ verb ] pass or move in front of|
"Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
|3.||[ verb ] escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action|
|Synonyms:||escape get_away get_off get_out|
"She gets away with murder!" "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
|Related terms:||avoid evade evasion|