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English definition of “go by sth”

go by sth

(FOLLOW) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to follow something or be shown the way by something: I'm sorry, madam, but we have to go by the rules.Pursuing
(Definition of go by sth (FOLLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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