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Word: circumvent

Definition: outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around


Sentences Containing 'circumvent'

"Top Seesaw" models, also based upon Topcolor, circumvent this difficulty.
Cyber Promotions also modified its equipment and falsified other information to circumvent CompuServe's anti-spam measures.
He addressed the dissent by pointing out that not only the laws' legislative history, but both the district court and the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals clearly found that the legislature passed them to discriminate against the NAACP and to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings.
Her final action took place on January 23 – January 24, 1865 when the Confederate squadron in the James River, including ironclads "Virginia II", CSS "Richmond", and CSS "Fredericksburg", with five smaller vessels, made a second unsuccessful attempt to circumvent obstructions in Trent's Reach.
If the casinos did not track multiple transactions, the individual might be able to circumvent the reporting of their transactions.
In 1982 Mennenga created "Bicycles and Dirt" to circumvent the established press and attract advertisers.
John decided to appear with Sheeran to circumvent this problem: "I got a call from Elton being like, ‘I couldn’t get you a solo slot, but would you mind playing with me?’" Sheeran played 64 dates at arenas and stadiums across North America as the opening act for Swift's Red Tour from March to September 2013.
Konami, the first third-party company that was allowed to make cartridges for the Famicom, would later circumvent this rule by creating a spinoff company, Ultra Games, to release additional games in a single year.
Roosevelt's proclamation unleashed a storm of criticism about use of the Antiquities Act to circumvent Congress.
Salt substitutes are low-sodium table salt alternatives marketed to circumvent the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease associated with a high intake of sodium chloride while maintaining a similar taste.
Some practice (or rather circumvent) astrology, by giving unlucky people new stars by changing their names.
Soon, Herrick radioed in to ask whether he should enter or circumvent a clearing that his platoon had come across in the bush.
The novel world was first developed by professor Rauno Alatalo and professor Johanna Mappes to circumvent the methodological problem that predators such as adult birds may possess learned information about prey colours, and juvenile birds may also have genetically transmitted knowledge: bird species can, for instance, have innate tendencies to avoid certain colours.
The reaction from the creationist forces would be to create the new concept of intelligent design specifically in order to circumvent this ruling.
They detest "liberals" and circumvent hunting regulations, which they refer to as anti-hunting laws, by yelling, "it's coming right for us!" before shooting any animal, thereby justifying the kill as self-defense.
To circumvent the law, many Anglo colonists converted their slaves into indentured servants for life.
To circumvent this issue, analog compressors and expanders can be used, but these introduce large amounts of distortion as well, especially if the compressor does not match the expander.
Unbeknownst to Stephanie, Dr. Bradford Whittaker has intentionally brought his son along for this express purpose, believing that he and his team would need to circumvent the "paternalistic" Sphinx Forestry Service and its attempts to shield the treecats and Stephanie from him and his team.
Unlike mod chips, console converters do not circumvent copy protection.
Video game companies consider these devices as a tool for reverse engineering to circumvent copying.

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