bypass bypass  /ˈbaɪ ˌpæs/


  1. (n) a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
  2. (n) a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)
  3. (n) a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  4. (v) avoid something unpleasant or laborious


  1. New research shows that bariatric surgeries, like gastric bypass, are safer and more effective than originally thought, especially for teenagers and seniors.
  2. Doctors have long suspected that lowering a patient's cholesterol level after bypass surgery would slow the growth of new blockages in the coronary vessels.
  3. But for a while after he underwent double-bypass surgery at Duke University Medical Center last October, Rasmussen hardly glanced at his beloved crosswords.


  1. Bypass solves Skywalk toll road

    KINGMAN — The standoff between a guest ranch owner and the Hualapai tribe ended — at least temporarily — Tuesday with the completion of a graded dirt road that bypasses the ranch property.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News

  2. Protesters descend on Willits bypass construction site again

    Protesters again disrupted work on the Willits bypass Wednesday morning in an ongoing effort to halt the Highway 101 project.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

  3. Proposed Tifton bypass causes concern

    A proposed bypass in Tifton is causing concern among people who live in several subdivisions.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WALB Albany


  1. "Darn it, I don't want to do it," Philbin said. "Nobody wants to do it, I guess. And I had a second opinion, I did all those things, and so they're all in agreement that it should be the bypass. And so that's what I'm going to do."
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Regis Philbin Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "Yes, we're prepared to take responsibility" for the defeat of the bill, Stupak said today on ABC Television's "Good Morning America" program. "I want to see health care, but we're not going to bypass some principles and belief we feel...
    on Mar 4, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Weather permitting, this bypass will be open to motorists tomorrow and will mean the drive from the NSW border will be without a set of traffic lights for over 270km - all the way to Gympie," Ms Bligh said.
    on May 31, 2008 By: Anna Bligh Source: Brisbane Times

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