circumvent

[ sur-kuhm-vent, sur-kuhm-vent ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumvent
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I had thought that there might be some way to circumvent him.

Caste feeling will come in and shield and circumvent and get behind the law.

But Kennedy was an open enemy, and had a right to circumvent us if he could.

We'll circumvent the old fellow, unless he's sharper than I think he is.

To lie, to deceive, to circumvent even the basest of mankind was odious to him.

We may, therefore, say, "I have heard how he went about it to circumvent you."

He had a plan by which he proposed to circumvent any interference by the guardians.

We'll have to anticipate their moves and build to circumvent them.

Again she moved to circumvent him, and again he came before her.

Then he set about seeing what he could do to circumvent her.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to surround by hostile stratagem," from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire "to get around, be around, encircle, surround," in figurative sense "to oppress, assail, cheat," from circum "around" (see circum-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "to go round" is from 1840. Related: Circumvented; circumventing.

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