Definition of “go by” - English Dictionary


“go by” in English

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go by

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb 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 train station in days gone by.

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(Definition of “go by” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)