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Latin circum (about) + venire (to come)

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circumvent (third-person singular simple present circumvents, present participle circumventing, simple past and past participle circumvented)

  1. (transitive) to avoid or get around something; to bypass
  2. (transitive) to surround or besiege
  3. (transitive) to outwit or outsmart

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