circumvent circumvent  /ˌsɜr kəm ˈvɛnt/


  1. (v) surround so as to force to give up
  2. (v) beat through cleverness and wit
  3. (v) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)



  • Let us not circumvent the issue facing us.


  1. Gun Manufacturers Sell Illegal Gun Parts in CA by Calling them "Repair Kits"

    Gun manufacturers are attempting to circumvent California gun restrictions by selling illegal gun merchandise under the name “repair kit.” Currently, Californians are not able to purchase magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera argues that gun manufacturers 44Mag Distributing of Oregon, Exile Machine of Texas and Copes Distributing of Ohio are ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Council pushes tax hike after SLC mayor threatens veto

    With Mayor Ralph Becker's threat of veto looming, the Salt Lake City Council pushed forward with a proposed $7 million property tax increase, confident it will have enough support to circumvent the mayor. SLC Council advances tax hike proposal despite threat of veto
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  3. New Zealand PM: We don't use NSA to illegally spy

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Responding to the government-surveillance controversy engulfing New Zealand's security-alliance partners in Washington, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday his country doesn't use foreign intelligence agencies to circumvent local laws and illegally spy on its citizens.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  • "As if shoving a trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare down the throat of a disapproving American public wasn't enough, apparently the Obama administration intends to arrogantly circumvent the American people yet again by...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

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