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Meaning of “scot-free” in the English Dictionary

"scot-free" in British English

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scot-freeadverb

uk   /ˌskɒtˈfriː/  us   /ˌskɑːt-/
without ​receiving the ​deserved or ​expectedpunishment 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 ​punishmentdeserved: 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)
Translations of “scot-free”
in Spanish ileso…
in Vietnamese không bị trừng phạt…
in Malaysian begitu saja…
in Thai ไม่บาดเจ็บ, ไม่โดนลงโทษ…
in French indemne…
in German ungeschoren davonkommen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃脱惩罚, 免受损伤…
in Indonesian tanpa hukuman…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃脫懲罰, 免受損傷…
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