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 — 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 you go by… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go by — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you say that time goes by, you mean that it passes. [V P] My grandmother was becoming more and more sad and frail as the years went by. Syn: go on 2) PHRASAL VERB If you go by something, you use it as a basis for a judgement or …   English dictionary

  • 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

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