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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyabide by
he/she/itabides by
present participleabiding by
past tenseabided by
past participleabided by
  1. abide by something to follow a rule, decision, or instruction

    They promised to abide by the rules of the contest.

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