from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pass or go past without much interaction
  • v. to be called, to use as a name
  • v. To follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be or act in accordance with
  • v. be called; go by a certain name
  • v. pass by
  • v. move past


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