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    went by to check it out

    Does this "went by" mean "drop by"?

    18)M:Oh, hi, Laura. So, have you decided to buy that used car?
    W: Well, as you know, my mechanic went by to check it out.
    M: Yes, he was here yesterday and took a long look at the engine.

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    Re: went by to check it out

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "went by" mean "drop by"?

    18)M:Oh, hi, Laura. So, have you decided to buy that used car?
    W: Well, as you know, my mechanic went by to check it out.
    M: Yes, he was here yesterday and took a long look at the engine.
    Yes, "dropped by".

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