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go by

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (move past) pasar 1.2 (elapse) [days/years] pasar, transcurrir [formal] as time went by … a medida que pasaba el tiempo … tales of days gone by cuentos de antaño [literary/literario] in years gone by people used to … antes or antiguamente la gente solía … we mustn't let the occasion go by without a celebration no podemos dejar pasar la ocasión sin celebrarlo
  • 2verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento 2.1 (act, judge in accordance with) [instinct] dejarse llevar por; [rules] seguir* to go by appearances juzgar* por las apariencias they used to go by the position of the sun se guiaban por la posición del sol I am just going by what I was told yo simplemente me atengo a lo que se me dijo if previous experience is anything to go by a juzgar por lo que ha sucedido en otras ocasiones 2.2 (be wasted) (American English/inglés norteamericano) the opportunity went right by him perdió or dejó pasar la oportunidad
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go-by

Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊbaɪ/

noun/nombre

  • to give sb the go-by dejar a algn con el saludo en la boca I saw her but she gave me the go-by [colloquial/familiar] la vi pero me dejó con el saludo en la boca or [colloquial/familiar] se hizo la sueca
    Example sentences
    • If we encourage our great firms now, they will carry out this work; but if not, some other Power will give us the go-by in submarines, as two or three have already done in airship design and use.
    • Gamblers, ranchers and shepherds came to see us, but the Mexicans gave us the go-by.
    • Nearing Pembina, the governor expectant, family and suite gave us the go-by… They arrived at the Hudson's Bay Co. post October 18th.

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