edge by (someone or something)

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edge by (someone or something)

To move very carefully past someone or something. To avoid the person on the corner handing out fliers, Millie edged by him and didn't make eye contact. The path was so narrow that I had to edge by the pond to avoid tumbling into it.
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edge by (someone or something)

to move carefully past someone or something. Try to edge by the portly gentleman carefully. He is very grumpy about being bumped. Edge by as carefully as you can.
See also: by, edge
References in classic literature ?
The harbour consists of a fine piece of water half surrounded by low rounded mountains of clay- slate, which are covered to the water's edge by one dense gloomy forest.
For the terrine, line a 12x2x2-inch triangle mold with plastic wrap, allowing the plastic wrap to drape over the edge by one inch.