bypass

[[t]ba͟ɪpɑːs, -pæs[/t]]
bypasses, bypassing, bypassed
1) VERB If you bypass someone or something that you would normally have to get involved with, you ignore them, often because you want to achieve something more quickly.

[V n] A growing number of employers are trying to bypass the unions altogether...

[V n] Regulators worry that controls could easily be bypassed.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT: oft N n A bypass is a surgical operation performed on or near the heart, in which the flow of blood is redirected so that it does not flow through a part of the heart which is diseased or blocked.

...heart bypass surgery.

3) VERB If a surgeon bypasses a diseased artery or other part of the body, he or she performs an operation so that blood or other bodily fluids do not flow through it.

[V n] Small veins are removed from the leg and used to bypass the blocked up stretch of coronary arteries.

4) N-COUNT: oft in names after n A bypass is a main road which takes traffic around the edge of a town rather than through its centre.

A new bypass around the city is being built.

...the Hereford bypass.

5) VERB If a road bypasses a place, it goes around it rather than through it.

[V n] ...money for new roads to bypass cities.

6) VERB If you bypass a place when you are travelling, you avoid going through it.

[V n] The rebel forces simply bypassed Zwedru on their way further south.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Bypass — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Baipás –del inglés bypass– se refiere, en general, a una ruta alternativa a otra normal. Particularmente puede referirse a: Bypass, técnica de cirugía vascular que consiste en crear una ruta alternativa para el flujo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bypass — (ingl.; pronunc. [baipás]; pl. «bypass» o «bypasses», pronunc. [baipás] o [baipáses]) m. Med. Intervención quirúrgica que tiene por objeto restablecer el flujo sanguíneo en una arteria dañada. * * * Del inglés bypass, deviación, variante. En… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bypass — (englisch für „Umgehung“, „Überbrückung“), eingedeutscht Beipass steht für: Bypass (digitale Systeme), Umgehung der Pipeline in einer CPU Bypass (Logistik), die direkte Belieferung des Käufers unter Umgehung des Händlers Bypass (Medizin), das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bypass — by‧pass [ˈbaɪpɑːs ǁ pæs] verb [transitive] to avoid something such as a law, rule, or system, or to avoid involving someone in a process: • Companies will always try to bypass laws aimed at protecting workers rights. • Customers can buy direct… …   Financial and business terms

  • bypass — [bī′pas΄] n. 1. a way, path, etc. between two points that avoids or is auxiliary to the main way; specif., an alternative highway route, as for skirting an urban area 2. a pipe or channel providing an auxiliary passage for gas or liquid, as that… …   English World dictionary

  • bypass — (del inglés; pronunciamos baipás ) sustantivo masculino 1. Prótesis artificial o biológica que comunica dos puntos de una arteria estropeada: Le han colocado un bypass porque tenía una estrechez en la válvula …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • bypass — channel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bypass — index avoidance (evasion), circumvent, detour, eschew, forgo, ignore, omit, pretermit …   Law dictionary

  • bypass — 1848, of certain pipes in a gasworks, from BY (Cf. by) + PASS (Cf. pass). First used 1922 for road for the relief of congestion; figurative sense is from 1928. The heart operation was first so called 1957 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bypass — [v] avoid blink at, burke, circumnavigate, circumvent, depart from, detour, deviate from, finesse, get around, go around, go around the barn*, ignore, let go, neglect, omit, outflank, pass around, sidestep, skirt, take back road*, wink at;… …   New thesaurus

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