- 1bypass something to go around or avoid a place A new road now bypasses the town.
- 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.
NAmE//ˈbaɪpæs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bypass
he / she / it bypasses
past simple bypassed
-ing form bypassing