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go by

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B2 to move past, in space or time: You can watch the trains going by from this window. You can't let an opportunity like that go by - it's too good to miss. Hardly a day goes by when I don't think about her.in days gone by in the past: The house was a railway station in days gone by.
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