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Get by - Meaning and Definition

 Phrasal Verb

get by

 Definition

to manage but with difficulty

 Examples

- "I'll get by with a little help from my friends" The Beatles, With a little help from my friends

- I haven't got much money but I get by.

 Verb and preposition
 separated?
Can't be separated
 Normal or Slang
Normal
 American / British /
 International
International
 Regular / Irregular
Get is an irregular verb. Its forms are: get, got, got (gotten in American English)

See also:

English Grammar Exercises: The Beatles, With a little help from my friends

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