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English definition of “get away with sth”

get away with sth

(SUCCEED) phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to do something successfully although it is not the best way of doing it: Do you think we could get away with just one coat of paint on that wall?Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of get away with sth (SUCCEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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