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bypass

by·pass

bypass

 
 
pronunciation:
baI paes
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a highway that is built to go around an obstacle or an area of congestion such as a city.
We don't have to go through the downtown area now that the bypass is complete.
synonyms:
beltway
similar words:
detour
definition 2: a pipe or other device that directs a flowing liquid or gas around an obstacle, pipe, or other fixture.
similar words:
pipe, pipeline
definition 3: in medicine, the operation by which an alternative route of flow is created in order to avoid a blocked or diseased organ or part of such an organ.
His cardiologist told him he would need a bypass.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bypassed, bypasses, bypassing
definition 1: to go around or avoid.
They bypassed the city by taking the expressway.She hoped to bypass the regulations and continue using her outdated equipment.
synonyms:
avoid, circumvent, detour, skirt
similar words:
elude, evade
definition 2: to cause (liquid in a pipe or fixture) to flow around an obstacle.
This device bypasses the water.
similar words:
deflect, divert