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English definition of “circumvent”

circumvent

verb [T] uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈvent/ us    /ˌsɝː-/ formal
to avoid something, especially cleverly or illegally: Ships were registered abroad to circumvent employment and safety regulations.
circumvention
noun [U] uk   /-ˈven.ʃən/ us  
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