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"

Related terms: pass
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
Similar spelling:   get_up