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Definition of "go by" [go by]

  • To pass or go past without much interaction (verb)
  • To be called, to use as a name (verb)
  • To follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "go by" in a sentence
  • "They were searching for a group of five different antibodies that, individually, go by names such as anti-nRNP, anti-Sm, anti-double-stranded DNA, anti-Ro, and anti-La antibodies."
  • "TULLY HAD HEARD a logging truck go by earlier, so he walked out to the main road."
  • "These anti-TNF therapies go by names that consumers recognize as Remicade and Enbrel."
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