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English definition of “bypass”

bypass

verb [T]     /ˈbaɪ.pɑːs/ US  /-pæs/
to avoid something by going around it: We were in a hurry so we decided to bypass Canterbury because we knew there'd be a lot of traffic .Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive to ignore a rule or official authority : They bypassed the committee and went straight to senior management .Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of bypass verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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