go by

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Verb[edit]

go by (third-person singular simple present goes by, present participle going by, simple past went by, past participle gone by)

  1. (idiomatic) To pass or go past without much interaction
    I like to sit and watch the world go by
  2. (idiomatic) to be called, to use as a name
    His full name is Ernest Tinkleton, but he goes by the name of Ernie.
  3. To follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc.
    I'm only going by what my teacher said.

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