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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “get by”

get by

phrasal verb with get /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty, usually by having just enough of something you need, such as money
勉强过活,勉强对付过去
How can he get by on so little money?
他是怎样靠那么一点儿钱维持生计的?
We can get by with four computers at the moment, but we'll need a couple more when the new staff arrive.
我们眼下可以将就着用4台计算机,但新职员到来时就需要再弄几台了。
Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
(Definition of get by from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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