Definition of bypass verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bypass

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bypass
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæs//
     
    he / she / it bypasses
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæsɪz//
     
    past simple bypassed
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæst//
     
    past participle bypassed
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæst//
     
    -ing form bypassing
    BrE BrE//ˈbaɪpɑːsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪpæsɪŋ//
     
    Motoring problems and accidents
     
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  1. 1bypass something to go around or avoid a place A new road now bypasses the town. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
  2. 2bypass something to ignore a rule, an official system or somebody in authority, especially in order to get something done quickly They let us bypass the usual admissions procedure.
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