HyperDic: go_by

English > 4 senses of the expression go by:
VERBmotiongo by, elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, slide by, go alongpass by
motiongo by, travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, passmove past
communicationgo by, go underbe called
changego bybe or act in accordance with
English > go by: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningpass by.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymselapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, slide by, go along
Narrowerfly, fell, vanishpass away rapidly
Broaderadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
See alsogochange location
Spanishdeslizarse, esfumarse, pasar, seguir, transcurrir, trascurrir
Catalanacabar, passar, transcórrer
English > go by: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove past.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymstravel by, pass by, surpass, go past, pass
Narrowerfly bypass by while flying
run bypass by while running
skirtPass around or about
zip by, fly by, whisk byMove by very quickly
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
See alsogochange location
Spanishdejar atrás, ir, pasar
Catalanpassar
English > go by: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningBe called; go by a certain name.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymgo under
Spanishllamarse
Catalananomenar-se, dir-se
English > go by: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBe or act in accordance with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Go by this rule and you'll be safe"
Broaderfollow, conform toBehave in accordance or in agreement with
Catalanatenir-se

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