Examples of CIRCUMVENT
- We circumvented the problem by using a different program.
- He found a way to circumvent the law.
- Los Angeles was the beachhead for the sushi invasion, attracting many Japanese chefs eager to make their fortunes and to circumvent the grueling 10-year apprenticeship required in their homeland. —Jay McInerney, New York Times Book Review, 10 June 2007
- … Rondon and Lyra paddled to the right side, where they found a channel that circumvented the worst part of the rapids. —Candice Millard, The River of Doubt, 2005
- His appreciation of this finer side of life is circumvented by a cynicism that he tells me is common to Eastern Europeans. —Lynne Tillman, Motion Sickness, 1991
- The thirty-six-hour workweek established by the garment-industry code was circumvented by having the workers punch out at five P.M., leave by the back door (their usual entrance), then return by the front door and work until eleven P.M. without punching the clock. —Melissa Hield, Speaking For Ourselves, (1977) 1984
Origin of CIRCUMVENT
past participle of circumvenire,
to come — more at come
First Known Use: 1539
Related to CIRCUMVENT
- beat, bypass, dodge, get around, shortcut, sidestep, skirt
- comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
Rhymes with CIRCUMVENT
, Blaenau Gwent
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