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get by

 
Verb get by has 3 senses
  1. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage - come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    --1 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s
  2. get by - pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
    --2 is one way to
    pass, overtake, overhaul
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. 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"
    --3 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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