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to manage to do something bad without being punished or criticized for it
to not be harmed or punished as severely as you might have been
not punished for having done something wrong or illegal
to do whatever you want without being stopped or punished
to save yourself or someone else from being punished or from suffering
to escape being punished for a crime you have been accused of
to avoid punishment for doing something that deserves punishment
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
to use someone or something for your own purposes, often in a way that causes harm or difficulties
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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Free thesaurus definition of to escape or avoid punishment from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.