get away (with)

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Definition: to avoid criticism or punishment for something you should have been criticised or punished for.

E.g.1: My father was so lucky last night, he got away with speeding after he was stopped by the police because luckily the policeman happened to be a personal friend of his.

E.g. 2: The police have installed cameras over the junction to catch motorists who try to get away with going through the red light.

This verb can not be separated.

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