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Synonyms for get by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)

    come to terms with

    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

    Synonyms:
    wield, take, finagle, discern, bang, screw, vie, handle, recognise, deal, grapple, distinguish, debate, repugn, make love, divvy up, do, jazz, spot, roll in the hay, cut, escape, be intimate, get along, address, fight, lot, pick out, get out, portion out, eff, dole out, make do, compete, plow, bed, do it, consider, superintend, have intercourse, make out, share, manage, struggle, tell apart, supervise, neck, apportion, contest, fill in, administer, treat, parcel out, sell, have it away, sleep with, bring off, dispense, get off, dish out, contend, come, issue, love, argue, hump, get laid, fence, negociate, get away, pull off, allot, have it off, get it on, oversee, sleep together, cover, distribute, write out, carry on, carry off, cope, recognize, bonk, know, wangle, mete out, look at, postulate, have sex, complete, grip, care, fare, lie with, deal out, trade, shell out, have a go at it, conduct, fill out

  2. get by(verb)

    pass or move in front of

    "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

    Synonyms:
    make do, get away, get out, escape, cope, grapple, deal, manage, make out, contend, get off

  3. get off, get away, get by, get out, escape(verb)

    escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

    "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

    Synonyms:
    scarper, trip out, go out, fly the coop, get off, scat, trip, run away, get around, mail, send, send off, lam, dismount, get down, break away, head for the hills, grapple, bunk, take to the woods, deal, pull, hop out, get out, take out, break, manage, leave, break loose, turn on, make out, miss, bring out, pull out, draw, hightail it, elude, exit, run, contend, cope, make do, escape, light, unhorse, get away, turn tail

Wiktionary

  1. get by(verb)

    Synonyms:
    make do, get along

  2. get by(verb)

    To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.

    Do you think they can get by on only one salary?

    Synonyms:
    make do, get along

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How to say get by in sign language?

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How to use get by in a sentence?

  1. John Hickenlooper:

    For decades, economic policies have shifted to favor the wealthy and the powerful over those who work every day to get by, gains in income and wealth have gone almost entirely to the top 1 % of Americans.

  2. Philip Martin-Nelson:

    I would probably still be in special schools to this day and trying just to get by.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top, everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion -- so you can do more than just get by -- you can get ahead.

  4. Bill Brandt:

    Dan Koivisto could probably get by with half as many, but knocking out a local government is easier than it sounds. It requires legislation, and a lot of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle come from local government.

  5. Barack Obama:

    The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.


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