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Definition of bypass verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bypass
    he / she / it bypasses
    past simple bypassed
    -ing form bypassing
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  1. 1bypass something to go around or avoid a place A new road now bypasses the town.
  2. 2bypass something to ignore a rule, an official system, or someone in authority, especially in order to get something done quickly They let us bypass the usual admissions procedure.
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