go by

go by

  1. To pass or go past without much interaction
    I like to sit and watch the world go by.   The rest of the day went by quickly.
    Synonyms: pass by, Thesaurus:pass by
  2. To be called, to use as a name.
    His full name is Ernest Tinkleton, but he goes by Ernie.
  3. To follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc.
    I'm only going by what my teacher said.
    a good rule to go by
Translations Translations
  • Russian: сле́довать

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