pass by

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pass by

  1. (intransitive) To travel past without stopping. [from 14th c.]
    I noticed my wife pass by with a bag of shopping.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.