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Synonyms of bypass in English:


  • a bypass round the city
    ring road, detour, diversion, circuitous route, roundabout way, alternative route;
    British  relief road
    British informal rat run
  • verb

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  • 1 bypass the farm and continue to the road
    go round, go past, make a detour round, pass round;
    avoid, keep out of, don't go near
  • 2 crime surveys attempt to bypass the problems of police statistics
    avoid, evade, dodge, escape, elude, circumvent, get round, skirt (round), find a way round, give a wide berth to, sidestep, steer clear of, get out of, shirk
    informal duck
  • 3 the unofficial Workers' Combine bypassed the official union structure
    ignore, pass over, miss out, omit, go over the head of, neglect
    informal short-circuit
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