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CIRCUMVENT





Definition:

  1. [verb] surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
    Synonyms: besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in

  2. [verb] beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
    Synonyms: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat

  3. [verb] 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: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

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