get away with

get away with(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to go unpunished for)
a. salir impune de
She laughed diabolically when she realized she'd gotten away with embezzlement.Se rio diabólicamente cuando se dio cuenta de que había salido impune de la malversación de fondos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
You can't let them get away with it every time!¡No puedes dejar que siempre salgan con la suya!
You're not going to get away with this. I'm going to tell dad what you did.Esto no va a quedar así. Le voy a decir a papá lo que hiciste.
c. librarse con
They were caught trespassing and got away with just a warning.Fueron sorprendidos entrando sin autorización y se libraron con solo un aviso.
2. (to suffer no consequences for)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's so macho that he could wear a pink tutu and get away with it.Es tan macho que podría llevar un tutú de color rosa y no pasa nada.
I'm not sure I can get away with such a short skirt anymore.Creo que ya no puedo permitirme una falda tan corta.
3. (to make off with)
a. llevarse
The robbers got away with a priceless Van Gogh.Los ladrones se llevaron un Van Gogh inestimable.
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get away with
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (crime)
a. salir impune de
I don't know how you g away with speaking to your mother like thatno entiendo cómo tu madre te permite que le hables así
he got away with a small finesólo le han puesto una pequeña multa
2. (fig)
a.
that child gets away with murder!¡ese niño se sale siempre con la suya!
get away with
intransitive verb
1 (steal) llevarse
they got away with £5 million worth of gold bullion
2 (go unpunished)
he got away with an official warning solo se llevó una amonestación; we can get away with just repainting it bastará con volver a pintarlo; do you think I'd be able to get away with a trouser suit? ¿crees que iré bien con un traje pantalón?; ¿crees que pasará algo si llevo un traje pantalón?
he gets away with murder
we mustn't let them get away with it no debemos dejar que salgan impunes
he broke the law and got away with it infringió la ley y no le pillaron; you won't get away with it! (with past action) ¡esto no va a quedar así!; (with possible action) esto no te lo van a consentir; he'll never get away with it nunca se va a salir con la suya
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