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Definition of pass by phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pass by

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pass by (somebody/something)

 
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to go past The procession passed right by my front door.

pass somebody/something by

 
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to happen without affecting someone or something She feels that life is passing her by (= that she is not enjoying the opportunities and pleasures of life). The whole business passed him by (= he was hardly aware that it was happening).
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