Definition of 'circumvent'
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The problem in banking is that ingenuity is invested in schemes to circumvent regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The settlers swiftly found ways to circumvent all restrictions. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The 32-year-old could move on an initial loan to circumvent the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no suggestion that K2 was designed to circumvent the law in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In practice, broadcasting organisations were easily able to circumvent the ban by using the voices of actors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Traffic wardens in Bristol who issue the most tickets are being rewarded with meals and pens to circumvent a ban on financial incentives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In theory, internet users in Europe could circumvent the restrictions by using software that hides where their computer is based. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To circumvent this problem, I have devised a system of price bands. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)
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Translations for 'circumvent'
British English: circumvent VERB
If someone circumvents a rule or restriction, they avoid having to obey the rule or restriction, in a clever and perhaps dishonest way.
Military planners tried to circumvent the treaty.
Definition of circumvent from the Collins English Dictionary
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