How to Conjugate Get By
- Infinitive: Get By
- Present Tense: Get By/ Gets By
- -ing Form: Getting By
- Past Tense: Got By
- Past Participle: Gotten By
Definitions of Get By:
1. To pass someone or something.
Examples: The police aren’t letting anyone get by the barriers.
Move to the left, so the joggers can get by.
2. To survive or function with just enough of something.
Examples: It’s not easy getting by without a job!
He’s getting by with a lot of support from friends and family.
3. To not notice something.
Examples: The guards are really diligent and nothing gets by them.
Do you really believe that’s going to get by mom?
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