Four officers drove by in a car while he stood to attention and saluted. What is the meaning of ‘drove by’?

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  • It means they passed him in the car – Minty Mar 25 at 8:47
  • "Drove" is the past tense of "drive". – Hot Licks Mar 25 at 11:54
  • What does the dictionary say? – TrevorD Mar 26 at 0:35
  • Incidentally, he would have stood at attention (not to attention). – Jason Bassford Mar 26 at 2:12

Drove is simple past tense, drove by in your sentence means they passed him in the car

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