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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To avoid a problem or rule that restricts you, especially in a clever or dishonest way - used to show disapproval.

Usage examples (38)
  • They will try to circumvent the lights out rule by pretending to be asleep.
  • This latest gambit, he argued, was simply an attempt to "circumvent" the law.
  • But, no, she is not going to kind of circumvent that by making some sort of back deal.
  • It seems to me that the president didn't simply "circumvent" the law, as you stated, but actually broke it. for more
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