Meaning of “bypass” - Learner’s Dictionary

bypass

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈbaɪpɑːs/
GO AROUND

to go around a place or thing and not through it:

I was hoping to bypass the city centre.
AVOID

to avoid dealing with someone or something by dealing directly with someone or something else:

They bypassed him and went straight to his manager.

(Definition of “bypass verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)