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Synonyms of 'bypass'

(verb) 
Definition
to go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc.)
Regulators worry that controls could easily be bypassed.
Synonyms
get round
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avoid
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
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evade
He managed to evade the police for six months.
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circumvent (formal)
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
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outmanoeuvre
She has shown once again that she is capable of outmanoeuvring her opponents.
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body-swerve
(verb) 
Definition
to proceed without reference to (regulations or a superior)
Money for new roads to bypass cities.
Synonyms
go round
,
skirt
She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
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depart from
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deviate from
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pass round
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detour round
Opposites
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come together
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(noun) 
Definition
a main road built to avoid a city
A new bypass around the city is being built.
Synonyms
ringroad
,
detour
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
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alternative route
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relief road

Additional synonyms

in the sense of avoid
Definition
to keep out of the way of
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
Synonyms
keep away from,
steer clear of,
circumvent (formal),
slip through the net,
body-swerve,
give a wide berth to
in the sense of circumvent
Definition
to avoid or get round (a rule, restriction, etc.)
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
Synonyms
steer clear of,
in the sense of detour
Definition
a deviation from a direct route or course of action
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
Synonyms
diversion (British),
circuitous route,
roundabout way,
indirect course

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