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 — «GOH bee», noun, plural bies or (collectively) by. 1. any one of a family of bony, spiny rayed fishes living near seacoasts. The ventral fins of gobies are united to form a suction cup by which they cling to rocks. 2. any one of various related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-by — ˈgōˌbī noun ( s) Etymology: go by : intentional disregard or avoidance : runaround usually used in the phrase give the go by I was good enough to see after they gave you the big go by, wasn t I Thomas Wolfe …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-by — [gō′bī΄] n. Informal a passing by; esp., an intentional disregard or slight: chiefly in give (or get) the go by to slight (or be slighted) …   English World dictionary

  • go-by — /ˈgoʊ baɪ/ (say goh buy) phrase give someone (or something) the go by, Colloquial to deliberately ignore or disregard someone or something: *he continued rigidly to give friends and relatives the go by –henry handel richardson, 1929 …   Australian English dictionary

  • go by — [v1] elapse exceed, flow on, make one’s way, move onward, pass, proceed; concept 141 go by [v2] adopt, conform abide by, adjust to, agree, be guided by, comply, cooperate, fall in with, follow, heed, judge from, observe, take as guide; concepts 8 …   New thesaurus

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

  • go by — verb 1. pass by (Freq. 6) three years elapsed • Syn: ↑elapse, ↑lapse, ↑pass, ↑slip by, ↑glide by, ↑slip away, ↑slide by, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • go by — phrasal verb Word forms go by : present tense I/you/we/they go by he/she/it goes by present participle going by past tense went by past participle gone by 1) [intransitive] if time goes by, it passes Last month went by so fast. 2) a) go by… …   English 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

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