- (intransitive) To travel past without stopping. [from 14th c.]
- I noticed my wife pass by with a bag of shopping.
- (transitive) To travel past (something) without stopping; to ignore, to disregard. [from 14th c.]
- I had the distinct worry that happiness would pass me by.
- (intransitive) Of a period of time: to come to an end, to elapse. [from 15th c.]
- Nearly a year has passed by since I first laid eyes on him.