Definition of Go past

1. Verb. Move past. "These cars won't go past "; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

Exact synonyms: Go By, Pass, Pass By, Surpass, Travel By
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Run By, Fly By, Fly By, Whisk By, Zip By
Derivative terms: Passer



2. Verb. Be superior or better than some standard. "She topped her performance of last year"

Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Past

go off half-cocked
go off into the weeds
go off on one
go off the boil
go off the reservation
go on
go out
go out like a light
go out of one's way
go out on a limb
go out the window
go over
go over like a lead balloon
go over someone's head
go overboard
go past (current term)
go pear-shaped
go pear shaped
go pearshaped
go pee
go pill
go pills
go places
go platinum
go poof
go postal
go public
go red

Literary usage of Go past

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"go past the Pine St stoplight to Chestnut St. Turn left (east) and cross under ... go past Memorial Dr. O OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM 440 Market St. From 1-70 E ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"The characters go past us in a kind of procession. Of Lady Maynard, says Bishop Ken, ' Her oratory was the place where ' she principally resided, ..."

3. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"pass, go past, proceed ahead (in connection with walking, driving, etc., ... go beyond, go past, pass by. paste ..."

4. A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair (1915)
"At the second story I go past without looking. I know every stain on the floor of the corridor there as you turn to the right. The number of the door and ..."

5. The Inside of Mormonism: A Judicial Examination of Endowment Oaths by United States District court. Utah, Henry G. McMillan, United States (1903)
"No, sir, they wouldn't allow that band of emigrants to pass through the settlement, where you lived, they had to go past the north wall ;—there was a mud ..."

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