bypass

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Noun[change]

Singular
bypass

Plural
bypasses

  1. (countable) A bypass is a way to get around something, often used in medicine.
    He will need a heart bypass to survive.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
bypass

Third-person singular
bypasses

Past tense
bypassed

Past participle
bypassed

Present participle
bypassing

  1. To bypass is to go around an object in order to avoid it.
    The road was closed so we needed to bypass it with a side street.