Go-by
Go-by Go"-by`, n. A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the go-by. [1913 Webster]

Some songs to which we have given the go-by. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]


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  • go by — index pass (advance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • go by — {v.} 1. To go or move past; pass. * /Bob had to go by the post office on his way to school, so he mailed the letter./ 2. To follow; copy; obey. * /Mother goes by a pattern when she makes a dress./ * /You will find Main Street without trouble if… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by — {v.} 1. To go or move past; pass. * /Bob had to go by the post office on his way to school, so he mailed the letter./ 2. To follow; copy; obey. * /Mother goes by a pattern when she makes a dress./ * /You will find Main Street without trouble if… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go-by — /goh buy /, n. Informal. a going by without notice; an intentional passing by; snub: to give one the go by. [1605 15; n. use of v. phrase go by] * * * …   Universalium

  • go by — verb a) To pass, to go past, without much interaction I like to sit and watch the world go by b) to be called, to use as a name His full name is Ernest Tinkleton, but he goes by the name of Ernie …   Wiktionary

  • go by — phr verb Go by is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑decade, ↑fortnight, ↑hour, ↑month, ↑second, ↑time, ↑traffic, ↑week, ↑year Go by is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alias, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • go-by — See: GIVE THE GO BY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go-by — See: GIVE THE GO BY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To pass] Syn. move onward, make one s way, proceed, go past; see pass 1 . 2. [To conform to] Syn. fall in with, comply, adjust to; see agree , cooperate 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • go by — intransitive verb Date: 1508 pass 3b < as time goes by > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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