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present tense
I/you/we/theygo before
he/she/itgoes before
present participlegoing before
past tensewent before
past participlegone before
  1. 1
    [transitive] go before someone/something to be considered by a judge, committee, or other authority as part of an official process

    The case is scheduled to go before the Court of Appeals next week.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to have happened previously

    a brief summary of what has gone before

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