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1‘a bypass round the city’
ring road, detour, diversion, circuitous route, roundabout way, alternative route
British relief road
British informal rat run
1‘bypass the farm and continue to the road’
go round, go past, make a detour round, pass round
avoid, keep out of, don't go near
2‘crime surveys attempt to bypass the problems of police statistics’
avoid, evade, dodge, escape, elude, circumvent, get round, find a way round, give a wide berth to, sidestep, steer clear of, get out of, shirk
3‘the unofficial Workers' Combine bypassed the official union structure’
ignore, pass over, miss out, omit, go over the head of, neglect
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