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Definition 1: move past - [verb of motion]

Samples where go past 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 past in the sense of this definition

(go past 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 past ) pass around or about; move along the border

"The boat skirted the coast"

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

"We watched children were running by"

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

"An enemy plane flew by"

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

Definition 2: be superior or better than some standard - [verb of stative]

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

  • She exceeded our expectations
  • She topped her performance of last year

Synonyms for go past in the sense of this definition

(go past is a kind of ...) distinguish oneself

"She excelled in math"

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