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Meaning of “go by” - Learner’s Dictionary

go by

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
TIME
B2 If time goes by, it passes: The days went by really slowly.Spending time and time passing
MOVE PAST
to move past: A green sports car went by.General words for movement
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