Synonyms of 'bypass'
to go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc.)Regulators worry that controls could easily be bypassed.
to proceed without reference to (regulations or a superior)Money for new roads to bypass cities.
She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
deviate from, ,
a main road built to avoid a cityA new bypass around the city is being built.
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
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in the sense of avoid
to keep out of the way of
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
in the sense of circumvent
to avoid or get round (a rule, restriction, etc.)
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
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Thesaurus for bypass from the Collins English Thesaurus