[v] escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
[v] pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
[v] 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"
contend, cope, deal, escape, get away, get off, get out, grapple, make do, make out, manage
act, avoid, cope with, cut, evade, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, move, overhaul, overtake, pass, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by