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Definition of 'circumvent'


  1. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
       Synonyms: besiege beleaguer surround hem in
  2. beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
       Synonyms: outwit overreach outsmart outfox beat
  3. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
       Synonyms: hedge fudge evade put off parry elude skirt dodge duck sidestep

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