Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: circumvent
IPA transcription: [s,ɝkəmv'ɛnt]
Pronunciations of circumvent
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hedge, fudge, evade, put_off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
    Meaning: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
  • Synonyms: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent
    Meaning: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
  • Synonyms: besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem_in, circumvent
    Meaning: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
Usage examples
  • "There must be a way," said Sarka the Second quietly, "to circumvent the cubes!
  • Something of an expert in dealing with traps, he made up his mind that he would try to circumvent this one.
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