Definition of “bypass” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “bypass” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bypass” in American English

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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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“bypass” in Business English

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bypassverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbaɪpɑːs/ us

to ignore a rule or official authority:

They bypassed the committee and went straight to senior management.

(Definition of “bypass” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)