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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beltway, bypass, ring road, ringwaynoun

    a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center

  2. bypassnoun

    a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)

  3. shunt, electrical shunt, bypassverb

    a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

  4. bypass, short-circuit, go around, get aroundverb

    avoid something unpleasant or laborious

    "You cannot bypass these rules!"


  1. bypassnoun

    a road that passes around something, such as a residential area

  2. bypassnoun

    a circumvention

  3. bypassnoun

    a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture

  4. bypassnoun

    an electrical shunt

  5. bypassnoun

    an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass

  6. bypassverb

    to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass

  7. bypassverb

    to ignore the usual channels or procedures


  1. bypass

    A bypass refers to a secondary route or an alternative course often created to avoid an obstruction or congestion in the main route. It can also refer to a surgical procedure that redirects the flow of body fluids or substances to avoid a damaged or diseased area. Overall, it is a means of avoiding or circumventing a problem or obstacle.


  1. Bypass

    A bypass is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety. If there are no strong land use controls, buildings are often built in town along a bypass, converting it into an ordinary town road, and the bypass may eventually become as congested as the local streets it was intended to avoid. Shopping centres and some other companies often are built there for ease of access, while homes are often avoided for noise reasons.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'bypass' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3423

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bypass in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bypass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bypass in a Sentence

  1. The Cardinals:

    We're excited about it, and it's not something we take for granted, obviously, we would love to win the division and bypass the wild card game. Just getting in any way we can is special.

  2. Scott Schwartz:

    We establish a circuit, and everything is air-tight, and that’s standard myocardial bypass.

  3. Juan Guerrero:

    The genius of the attacker in the Carbanak case is taking the time to learn directly from the victim and thus bypass fraud prevention measures through sheer mimicry.

  4. Bob Menendez:

    My focus is to get a deal of some sort : I am not looking to bypass [ bipartisan negotiations ] and go to reconciliation, but I don't intend to go home with nothing in my hand.

  5. Ted Lieu:

    The emergency declaration is nothing more than an egregious abuse of power by an Administration that doesn't like being told,' No.' There is no emergency, but there is a conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians with US-made weapons and a Congress that is tired of being complicit, the Trump Administration knows that these sales would not meet that standard, so they decided to declare a fake emergency in order to bypass Congress. The Trump Administration's a tactic they've used before. This legislation sends a strong signal that we will not tolerate the Trump Administration's blatant abuse of power.

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  • afvlakAfrikaans
  • байпас, заобикаляне, обиколен път, шунт, заобикалямBulgarian
  • canal d'alimentació, derivació, bypass, camí secundari, ronda, variant, apartador, desviació, anastomosi de derivació per a revascularització cardíaca, canal de derivacióCatalan, Valencian
  • obchvatCzech
  • omfartsvejDanish
  • Umgehungsstraße, Umgehung, BypassGerman
  • αορτοστεφανιαία παράκαμψη, πλάγια οδός, παρακάμπτω, καταστρατήγηση, παράκαμψη, πάροδοςGreek
  • baipás, varianteSpanish
  • گذرگاهPersian
  • ohittaa, kiertäminen, ohitusleikkaus, sivuuttaa, sivuputki, ohikulkutieFinnish
  • pontage, passer outre, contourner, contournement, déviationFrench
  • seachród, seachbhóthar, seachbhealachIrish
  • megkerül, figyelmen kívül hagy, elkerülőút, elkerülHungarian
  • 迂回路, バイパスJapanese
  • pintasanMalay
  • sluipweg, omzeilen, rondwegDutch
  • obwodnicaPolish
  • contornarPortuguese
  • ocolire, deviațieRomanian
  • байпас, обходный путь, обходная дорога, шунт, обходRussian
  • bypass, förbifartsled, förbifart, kringledSwedish
  • 旁路Chinese

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    Why do some people Bypass - TRUTH?
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pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
A abash
B transpire
C scarper
D cleave

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