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get by

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of get by

  1. to meet one's day-to-day needs <working at night paid my college tuition and enabled me to get by—but just barely> Synonyms cope, do, fare, get along, get on, make out, manage, shiftRelated Words carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up





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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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