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|present participle||going by|
|past tense||went by|
|past participle||gone by|
Going by what Tim said, we should be there by mid-afternoon.
Police officers protect themselves from criticism by going by the book.
This is the American English definition of go by. View British English definition of go by.
the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly