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  Definition of circumvent
  1. 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"
  2. beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  3. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
Similar Words: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in

 

Hyponyms: quibble, blockade, seal off, ebb

 

Grouped Verbs: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

 

Derivational Morphology: dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, besieger

 

 
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