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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
informal to manage to do something without any bad results
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
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to carry the golf clubs for a golf player
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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