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circumvent (verb) – 1. To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
2. To go around; bypass.
3. To avoid or get around by artful manoeuvering.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-15th century, “to surround by hostile stratagem,” from Latin circumventus, past participle of circumvenire “to get around, be around, encircle, surround,” in figurative sense “to oppress, assail, cheat,” from circum “around” + venire “to come,” from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwa- “to go, come.” Meaning “to go round” is from 1840.

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