go before

phrasal verb

Definition of go before 

1 : to happen or exist at an earlier time than (someone) We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who went before us.

2 : 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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