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circumvent

verb

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1 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness
  • employees who try to circumvent the company's dress code

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2 to avoid by going around
  • circumvented the traffic jam by taking an alternate route

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3 to travel completely around
  • most casual joggers will be able to circumvent the reservoir without too much of a strain

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“Circumvent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/circumvent. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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