go before

phrasal verb

went before; gone before; going before; goes before
: to happen or exist at an earlier time than (someone)
We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who went before us.
: to be considered by (someone or something) for an official decision or judgment
The contestants will go before the judges tomorrow.
The case went before the court.

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“Go before.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20before. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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