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  • Hello viewer!

  • Get away withis a verb that may have multiple meanings.

  • Most commonly we use it when we escape without being punished or caught while doing some mischief.

  • Didn’t we all do something in our childhood that we got away with?

  • There are many other contexts too.

  • This lesson will show you how to useget away with.”

  • Practice the dialog by pausing the video anywhere you want and repeating the lines.

  • Also have a look at the vocabulary section at the end.

  • Let’s get started then.

  • So, you good at using verbs like toget away with?”

  • I think so. Using that type of verb is easy. You just need to know how and when to use it.

  • Okay, for example?

  • The phraseget away withmeans to not get caught or punished for doing something wrong.

  • For example - the student said that she had studied for the test but she didn't.

  • She got a good grade anyway, so she got away with it.

  • So in this sentence it means that she should have studied but it turned out all right anyway?

  • Yes, that’s right

  • Okay. So, if I saythe students would love to get away with skipping school.”

  • It means to skip school and not get caught, right?

  • You've used it correctly, but don’t ever encourage children to skip school!

  • I would never! Okay, now I will give you another example.

  • Do you think he could get away with using cheap gas in his car?

  • That’s a good example. My guess is that he couldn’t!

  • Yeah! Okay, now let’s watch some conversations with more examples.

  • Hey, did you hear about Jack?

  • What is it?

  • He stole thousands of dollars from our company and then he just left town.

  • Whoa! Really? And they didn’t catch him?

  • No, he got away with it completely so far. I think he's even left the country.

  • Oh man. Not many people have gotten away with stealing that much money.

  • The police will find him.

  • Well... at least for now he's got away with it...

  • but it's been almost a month and no one has found him yet.

  • That’s really sad for the owner. He lost a lot of money.

  • Yes, that’s true.

  • Hey. Did you find Sean yesterday?

  • Yeah. He was rushing towards his house and I found him then.

  • You found him?

  • Yes. He thought he could get away with not doing any work.

  • He has done that before, you know.

  • What?

  • You know, like getting away with not completing his work.

  • This is the first time he was caught and now therell be consequences.

  • I don’t let anyone get away with not getting their work done.

  • Youre the boss, you know it!

  • I do know it!

  • Cheap has two meanings in English.

  • One meaning is something that costs less money than something else. Hamburgers are cheaper than steak.

  • The other meaning is low quality.

  • You may not want a cheap coat because itll fall apart before the winter is over.

  • Consequences means results, good or bad.

  • There are consequences to everything you do.

  • You should always think of the consequences before doing or saying anything.

  • I hope you had a great time watching this lesson.

  • Well be back with a new one tomorrow. Do come back for it!

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English Phrasal Verbs - Get Away With - English for Beginners

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    Chris posted on 2014/12/12
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