go by

Primary Meanings of go by

1.
v
pass by
2.
v
be or act in accordance with
3.
v
be called; go by a certain name
Full Definitions of go by
1

v pass by

Synonyms:
elapse, glide by, go along, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
Types:
fell, fly, vanish
pass away rapidly
Type of:
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

v move past

Synonyms:
go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by
Types:
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skirt
pass around or about; move along the border
run by
pass by while running
fly by
pass by while flying
fly by, whisk by, zip by
move by very quickly
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
2

v be or act in accordance with

Go by this rule and you'll be safe”
Type of:
conform to, follow
behave in accordance or in agreement with
3

v be called; go by a certain name

“She goes by her maiden name again”
Synonyms:
go under

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