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bypass

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noun by·pass \ˈbī-ˌpas\

Simple Definition of bypass

  • : a road that goes around a blocked or very crowded area

  • medical : a procedure done to allow blood to flow past a blocked blood vessel to reach the heart

Full Definition of bypass

  1. 1 :  a passage to one side; especially :  a deflected route usually around a town

  2. 2 a :  a channel carrying a fluid around a part and back to the main stream b (1) :  shunt 1b (2) :  shunt 1c; also :  a surgical procedure for the establishment of a shunt <have a coronary bypass>


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bypass

verb by·pass

Simple Definition of bypass

  • : to go around or avoid (a place or area)

  • : to avoid or ignore (someone or something) especially to get something done quicker

Full Definition of bypass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to avoid by means of a bypass <bypass a congested area> b :  to cause to follow a bypass

  3. 2 a :  to neglect or ignore usually intentionally b :  circumvent <attempting to bypass the law>

Examples of bypass

  1. To bypass the city, take the highway that circles it.

  2. Is there a way to bypass the bridge construction?

  3. He bypassed the manager and talked directly to the owner.

  4. She managed to bypass the usual paperwork.



1736

First Known Use of bypass

1736


BYPASS Defined for Kids

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bypass

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noun by·pass \ˈbī-ˌpas\

Definition of bypass

  1. :  a road serving as a substitute route around a blocked or crowded area




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bypass

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verb by·pass

Definition of bypass

by·passedby·pass·ing

  1. 1 :  to make a detour around

  2. 2 :  avoid 1, forgo <… would probably be permitted to bypass most of the training. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>




Medical Dictionary

bypass

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noun by·pass \ˈbī-ˌpas\

Medical Definition of bypass

  1. :  a surgically established shunt <cardiopulmonary bypass of blood from the right atrium to the aorta>; also :  a surgical procedure for the establishment of a shunt—see coronary bypass, gastric bypass, jejunoileal bypass

  2. bypass transitive verb





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