Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bypass”

bypass

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈbaɪpɑːs/
GO AROUND to go around a place or thing and not through it: I was hoping to bypass the city centre.Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive
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.Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of bypass verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “bypass”

Definitions of “bypass” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More