- 1verb + adverb 1.1(move past)1.2 as time went by …tales of days gone bya medida que pasaba el tiempo …in years gone by people used to …cuentos de antaño [literary]we mustn't let the occasion go by without a celebrationantes or antiguamente la gente solía …no podemos dejar pasar la ocasión sin celebrarlo
- 2verb + preposition + object 2.1(act, judge in accordance with) (instinct)dejarse llevar por(rules)to go by appearancesthey used to go by the position of the sunjuzgar por las aparienciasI am just going by what I was toldse guiaban por la posición del solif previous experience is anything to go byyo simplemente me atengo a lo que se me dijo2.2 (be wasted) (American English) the opportunity went right by hima juzgar por lo que ha sucedido en otras ocasionesperdió or dejó pasar la oportunidad
- to give somebody the go-byI saw her but she gave me the go-by [colloquial]dejar a alguien con el saludo en la bocala vi pero me dejó con el saludo en la boca or [colloquial] se hizo la suecaExample 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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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.