What does GET BY mean?

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Learning phrasal verbs like this one will help make your English sound more natural and give you an edge on English exams, like the TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS.

What does the phrasal verb GET BY mean?

the phrasal verb Get by means to manage or cope with a situation or difficulty, often with limited resources or effort. We use “get by” when we find a way to survive or make do in challenging circumstances.

Here are some examples using get by with this meaning:

  • Lisa is currently unemployed but manages to get by with her savings.
  • Mark doesn’t speak the local language fluently, but he gets by with basic phrases.
  • Emily had a tight budget this month, but she found ways to get by without overspending.

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