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circumvent

 
Verb circumvent has 3 senses
  1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
    --1 is one way to attack, assail
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
    --2 is one way to surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep - 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"
    --3 is one way to avoid
    Derived form: noun circumvention1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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