- 1bypass something to go around or avoid a place A new road now bypasses the town. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
- 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.
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