go by
intransitive verb Date: 1508 pass 3b <
as time goes by
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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 — 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 name of — {v. phr.} To be called. * /Adolf Schicklegruber went by the name of Adolf Hitler./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go by the name of — {v. phr.} To be called. * /Adolf Schicklegruber went by the name of Adolf Hitler./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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