Synonyms of go by


1. goby, gudgeon, percoid fish, percoid, percoidean

usage: small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker


1. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

usage: pass by; "three years elapsed"

2. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

3. go by, go under

usage: be called; go by a certain name; "She goes by her maiden name again"

4. go by, follow, conform to

usage: be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"

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