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Definition of get away with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


get away with

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    get away with something

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  1. 1to steal something and escape with it Thieves got away with computer equipment worth $30,000. related noun getaway
  2. 2to receive a relatively light punishment He was lucky to get away with only a fine.
  3. 3to do something wrong and not be punished for it Don't be tempted to cheat—you'll never get away with it. get away with doing something Nobody gets away with insulting me like that.
  4. 4to manage with less of something than you might expect to need After the first month, you should be able to get away with one lesson a week.
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