Go-by meaning

gō'bī'
An intentional slight; a snub.
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A passing by; esp., an intentional disregard or slight.
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A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away.
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(idiomatic) To pass or go past without much interaction.

I like to sit and watch the world go by.

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(idiomatic) To be called, to use as a name.

His full name is Ernest Tinkleton, but he goes by the name of Ernie.

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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.

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