go by
intransitive verb Date: 1508 pass 3b <
as time goes by
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • go by the board — also[pass by the board] {v. phr.} To go away or disappear forever, be forgotten or not used. * /Tom had several chances to go to college, but he let them go by the board./ * /Grandfather said he was too old to go to the beach. Those days have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by the board — also[pass by the board] {v. phr.} To go away or disappear forever, be forgotten or not used. * /Tom had several chances to go to college, but he let them go by the board./ * /Grandfather said he was too old to go to the beach. Those days have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by the board — verb a) To fall or to go overboard; to be cast over the side of a ship. b) To be superseded, rejected, or obliterated; to pass by with little consequence; to amount to nothing …   Wiktionary

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