pass by

World English Dictionary
pass by
 
vb
1.  (intr) to go or move past
2.  (tr, adverb) to overlook or disregard: to pass by difficult problems

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Idioms & Phrases

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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