go by
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to pass by)
a. pasar
The people going by were all looking at their cell phones.Todas las personas que pasaban iban mirando sus celulares.
2. (to transpire)
a. pasar
The year went by very quickly because we were having so much fun.El año pasó muy rápido porque nos divertíamos mucho.
b. transcurrir
As the years went by, the house began to fall apart.A medida que transcurrían los años, la casa empezó a venirse abajo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to judge by)
a. guiarse por
Don't go by that clock; the battery's dead.No te guíes por ese reloj; está sin pilas.
b. seguir
Why don't we go by the instructions instead of just guessing?¿Por qué no seguimos las instrucciones en vez de andar adivinando?
c. fiarse de
You can't always just go by what the mainstream media tells you.Uno no puede simplemente fiarse de lo que dicen los medios convencionales.
4. (to have another name)
a. ser conocido por
Her real name was Eleanora Fagan Gough, but she went by the name of Billie Holiday.Su verdadero nombre era Eleanora Fagan Gough, pero era conocida por el nombre de Billie Holiday.
b. hacerse llamar
Since her operation, she has gone by Gloria instead of Juan.Desde su operación, se hace llamar Gloria en vez de Juan.
5. (to pass near)
a. pasar por
If the gas man goes by the window, tell him we need a tank.Si pasa el butanero por la ventana, dile que necesitamos una bombona.
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go by
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (pass)
a. pasar
to watch people going bymirar a la gente que pasa
2. (elapse; time)
a. pasar, transcurrir
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (be guided by)
a. guiarse por
to go by appearancesfiarse de las apariencias
to go by the rulesseguir las reglas
4. (be known by)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to go by the name of…ser conocido(a) con el nombre de…
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go by
intransitive verb
1 (drop by) pasarse por
can we go by Sally's house? ¿podemos pasarnos por casa de Sally?; did you remember to go by the ironmonger's? ¿te has acordado de pasarte por la ferretería?
2 (be guided by) [+watch, compass] guiarse por
to go by appearances guiarse por las apariencias
if first impressions are anything to go by
you can't go by that no hay que dejarse guiar por eso
you can't go by what he says no puedes fiarte de lo que dice
3
to go by the name of llamarse
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(pass by) [+opportunity] pasar; [+time] pasar; transcurrir; [+person, car] pasar (cerca); (overtake) adelantar; rebasar; (Méx)
in days gone by en tiempos pasados; antaño; as time goes by con el tiempo; con el transcurso del tiempo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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