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English definition of “circumvent”

circumvent

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