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pass by

verb
1.
(intransitive) to go or move past
2.
(transitive, adverb) to overlook or disregard: to pass by difficult problems
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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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