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Noun: goby  gow-bee
  1. Small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
    - gudgeon
Verb: go by
  1. Become later by the passage of a given amount of time
    "three years went by";
    - elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, slide by, go along
  2. Move past
    "A black limousine went by when she looked out the window";
    - travel by, pass by, go past, pass
  3. Be called; go by a certain name
    "She goes by her maiden name again";
    - go under
  4. Be or act in accordance with
    "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"

Sounds like: gnaw, goby

Derived forms: went by, going by, goes by, gobies, gone by

See also: slip

Type of: advance, conform to, follow, go, go on, locomote, march on, move, move on, pass on, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, progress, travel

Part of: family Gobiidae, Gobiidae

Encyclopedia: Goby, Virginia