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bypassverb [T]

 us   /ˈbɑɪˌpæs/
to avoid something by going around it: Take the highway that bypasses Richmond to avoid heavy traffic. fig. Posting news on the Internet bypasses traditional news sources such as radio and TV.

bypassnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑɪˌpæs/
a road built around a city to take traffic around the edge of it rather than through it
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bypassverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbaɪpɑːs/
to ignore a rule or official authority: They bypassed the committee and went straight to senior management.
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