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Multiply something by something: to use the arithmetic process of multiplication to expand numerically a particular number a certain number of times. Multiply the number of dependents you are claiming by one thousand dollars. Multiply by s…

drop by

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Come by some place: to stop some place for a visit. Can you come by our place for a few minutes on the way home? Drop by sometime: to come over and briefly visit or converse with someone at a future period in time. If you still have questi…

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Come by something: to travel by a specific means, such as a plane, a boat, or a car. We came by train. It's more relaxing. Next time, we'll come by plane. It's faster.

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Call someone by a name: to address someone by a particular kind of name. They call me by my first name. Don't call me by my nickname!