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get away with sth

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
B2 to succeed in doing something bad or wrong without being punished or criticized: He shouldn't treat you like that. Don't let him get away with it.Not punishing and reducing punishment
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