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Definition 1: be or act in accordance with - [verb of change]

Samples where go by or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Go by this rule and you'll be safe

(go by is a kind of ...) behave in accordance or in agreement with

"Follow a pattern" "Follow my example"

Definition 2: be called; go by a certain name - [verb of communication]

Samples where go by or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She goes by her maiden name again

Synonyms for go by in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: pass by - [verb of motion]

Samples where go by or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • three years elapsed

Synonyms for go by in the sense of this definition

(go by is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(... is a kind of go by ) pass away rapidly

"Time flies like an arrow" "Time fleeing beneath him"

Definition 4: move past - [verb of motion]

Samples where go by or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
  • He passed his professor in the hall
  • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

Synonyms for go by in the sense of this definition

(go by is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of go by ) pass around or about; move along the border

"The boat skirted the coast"

(... is a kind of go by ) pass by while running

"We watched children were running by"

(... is a kind of go by ) pass by while flying

"An enemy plane flew by"

(... is a kind of go by ) move by very quickly

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