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English definition of “get by”

get by

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, 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 : I don't know how he gets by on so little money .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
(Definition of get by from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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