Meaning of “get off (sth) or get sb off (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"get off (sth) or get sb off (sth)" in Business English

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get off (sth) or get sb off (sth)

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us verb -tt-, got, got, or US gotten

LAW to avoid punishment, or to help another person to avoid punishment for something:

She was charged with fraud, but her lawyer managed to get her off.
get off with sth The directors got off with a small fine.

(Definition of “get off (sth) or get sb off (sth)” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)