Meaning of “scot-free” in the English Dictionary

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"scot-free" in British English

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scot-freeadverb

uk /ˌskɒtˈfriː/ us /ˌskɑːtˈfriː/

without receiving the deserved or expected punishment or without being harmed:

The court let her off scot-free.

(Definition of “scot-free” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scot-free" in American English

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scot-freeadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈskɑtˈfri/

without receiving the punishment deserved:

She agreed to testify against her boyfriend and got off scot-free.

(Definition of “scot-free” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)