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go by sth

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to use information about something to help you make a decision about the best thing to do: You can't go by anything she says.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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