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English verb: go past

1. go past (motion) move past


SamplesA black limousine passed by when she looked out the window.
He passed his professor in the hall.
One line of soldiers surpassed the other.


ExamplesThese cars won't go past


Synonymsgo by, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)fly by, fly by, run by, skirt, whisk by, zip by

2. go past (stative) be superior or better than some standard


SamplesShe exceeded our expectations.
She topped her performance of last year.


Synonymsexceed, overstep, pass, top, transcend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)excel, stand out, surpass









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