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Definition of go before phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

go before

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to exist or happen in an earlier time The present crisis is worse than any that have gone before.

go before somebody/something

 
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to be presented to someone or something for discussion, decision, or judgment My application goes before the planning committee next week.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: go before