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the process by which time passes
if time goes by, it passes
if time wears on, it passes
if time ticks away or ticks by, it passes
if time intervenes, it passes before you do something or before something happens
if time creeps by, it passes very slowly
if time or an opportunity slips by, it passes and you fail to use it or to gain an advantage from it
used for saying that time seems to be passing very quickly
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
a bird with a long thin beak that lives mainly in wet areas
an afternoon full of crafts
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