- 1circumvent something to find a way of avoiding a difficulty or a rule They found a way of circumventing the law.
- 2circumvent something to go or travel around something that is blocking your way
NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈvɛnt//, NAmE//ˈsərkəmˌvɛnt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumvent
he / she / it circumvents
past simple circumvented
-ing form circumventing
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