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pass by

verb
  1. (intr) to go or move past
  2. (tr, adverb) to overlook or disregardto pass by difficult problems
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Idioms and Phrases with pass by

pass by

1

Proceed past something, as in If you pass by a white house, you've gone too far. [c. 1300]

2

Also, pass over. Disregard, overlook, as in Just pass by the first few pages and you'll get to the basics, or Ralph was passed over for promotion. [1300s]

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