• (GA) IPA: /ˈbaɪpæs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbaɪpɑːs/

bypass (plural bypasses)

  1. a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
  2. a circumvention
  3. a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
  4. an electrical shunt
  5. (medicine) an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: байпа́с
  • Russian: байпа́с
Translations Verb

bypass (bypasses, present participle bypassing; past and past participle bypassed)

  1. to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
  2. to ignore the usual channels or procedures
Translations Translations Related terms
  • antibypass
  • bypasser
  • coronary artery bypass

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