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by British & World English

Identifying the agent performing an action:

by- British & World English

Subordinate; incidental; secondary

by English Thesaurus

he was arrested by the police

to all appearances British & World English

As far as can be seen

bye1 British & World English

The transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent

courtesy of British & World English

Given or allowed by

in fits and starts British & World English

With irregular bursts of activity

on foot British & World English

Walking rather than travelling by car or using other transport

at the hands of British & World English

Through the agency of

kill someone with kindness British & World English

Spoil someone by overindulging them

be hoist with one's own petard British & World English

Have one’s plans to cause trouble for others backfire on one

do by British & World English

Treat or deal with in a specified way

go-by British & World English

Avoid or snub someone

by-law British & World English

A regulation made by a local authority or corporation

by far British & World English

By a great amount

fly-by British & World English

A flight past a point, especially the close approach of a spacecraft to a planet or moon for observation

get by British & World English

Manage with difficulty to live or accomplish something

lay-by British & World English

An area at the side of a road where vehicles may pull off the road and stop

by sea British & World English

By means of a ship or ships

sit by British & World English

Take no action in order to prevent something undesirable from occurring

by-law English Thesaurus

a by-law banning public drinking in the town centre

by-blow British & World English

A side-blow not at the main target

by-form British & World English

A secondary form of a word

come by British & World English

Call casually and briefly as a visitor

by hand British & World English

By a person and not a machine

by Jove British & World English

An exclamation indicating surprise or used for emphasis

by name British & World English

Using the name of someone or something

by rule British & World English

In a regular manner according to a particular set of rules

stop by British & World English

Call briefly and informally as a visitor

by wire British & World English

By telegraph

by and by British & World English

Before long; eventually

by-catch British & World English

The unwanted fish and other marine creatures trapped by commercial fishing nets during fishing for a different species

by choice British & World English

Of one’s own accord


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