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English definition of “get away with sth”

get away with sth

(AVOID PUNISHMENT) phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
B2 to succeed in avoiding punishment for something: If I thought I could get away with it, I wouldn't pay any tax at all.Not punishing and reducing punishment
(Definition of get away with sth (AVOID PUNISHMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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