Definition of "bypassed" []

  • A main road built to avoid a city or other congested area (noun)
  • Any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid (noun)
  • A means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass (noun)
  • The redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies (noun)
  • To go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc) (verb)
  • To cause (traffic, fluid, etc) to go through a bypass (verb)
  • To proceed without reference to (regulations, a superior, etc); get round; avoid (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of bypass. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bypassed" in a sentence
  • "Scioscia again bypassed Percival and instead turned to Donnelly,"
  • "And clearly, if Basra has some activity still, it was because it was bypassed, that is, block-to-block fighting did not occur."
  • "During the campaign, Wilson strolled into New York City's Penn Station, where, reported the New York Times, "Democracy's candidate" bypassed "the well-appointed dining room to his right," took a seat at a lunch counter and consumed a bare-bones dinner: a sandwich and a glass of buttermilk."
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