bypass


bypass

verb

Definition of BYPASS

1
to avoid by going around <we can bypass the traffic jam if we take this other road>
2
to fail to give proper attention to <a serious news event that was bypassed by the mainstream media so that they could concentrate on celebrity gossip>
Related Words fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimp
Antonyms attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)
3
to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <you can bypass the graduation requirements if you do enough extra credit>
Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

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