get away with
phrasal to avoid criticism or punishment for or the consequences of (as a reprehensible act)

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  • get away with — (something) to avoid blame, punishment, or criticism for doing something bad. She cheated on the test and thought she could get away with it …   New idioms dictionary

  • get away with — ► get away with escape blame or punishment for. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

  • get away with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms get away with : present tense I/you/we/they get away with he/she/it gets away with present participle getting away with past tense got away with past participle got away with 1) get away with something to… …   English dictionary

  • get away with — PHRASAL VERB If you get away with doing something wrong or risky, you do not suffer any punishment or other bad consequences because of it. [V P P n/ ing] The criminals know how to play the system and get away with it... [V P P n/ ing] This is… …   English dictionary

  • get away with — phr verb Get away with is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑robber, ↑thief Get away with is used with these nouns as the object: ↑haul, ↑murder …   Collocations dictionary

  • get away with — verb a) To do something which is prohibited, forbidden or generally not allowed, and not be punished for the action Do you think we could get away with taking Dad’s car? b) To avoid doing something, or to avoid the consequences of not doing… …   Wiktionary

  • get away with — ESCAPE BLAME FOR, escape punishment for. → get * * * escape blame, punishment, or undesirable consequences for (an act that is wrong or mistaken) you ll never get away with this …   Useful english dictionary

  • get away with — not obey the rules, not get caught    He gets away with speeding, but the police will soon catch him …   English idioms

  • get away with — (smth) do something one shouldn t and not get caught at it The criminal got away with the robbery and was never caught …   Idioms and examples

  • get away with — {v.}, {informal} To do (something bad or wrong) without being caught or punished. * /Some students get away without doing their homework./ See: GET BY(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get away with — {v.}, {informal} To do (something bad or wrong) without being caught or punished. * /Some students get away without doing their homework./ See: GET BY(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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