verb (used with object), by·passed or (Rare) by·past; by·passed or by·past; by·pass·ing.
Origin of bypass
Examples from the Web for bypass
It has allowed the project to bypass normal due diligence and environmental impact assessments.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Problems so big it only makes common sense for Bieber to bypass any plea offer and move forward with a trial.
With that audience in mind, I hope to hear how the President will bypass Washington gridlock and get some things done.
First, Obama offered that there is “no short-cut to democracy” and that he could not utilize executive orders to bypass Congress.
One of the other characters just had bypass surgery, and we cooked food to send him.The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It|Tyler Gillespie|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If the bypass is pulled wide open, the motors beyond do not turn; for the oil fails to reach them.The Great Airship.|F. S. Brereton
Driving the loose horses at full run, the women and children raced toward that bypass.The Story of Geronimo|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Like that Bypass person up at old Boom Bagshaw's, only much nicer and younger and friendlier than she is.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
And the presence of the capital has set up other special currents of influence and sympathy that bypass normal political channels.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
We have gained our speed by learning to bypass every avenue but the main one, and not get lost in tempting side roads.'The Unlearned|Raymond F. Jones
- the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgerySee coronary bypass
- (as modifier)bypass surgery
- an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies
- (as modifier)a bypass capacitor
verb -passes, -passing, -passed or -past (tr)
also by-pass, 1848, of certain pipes in a gasworks, from by + pass (n.). First used 1922 for "road for the relief of congestion;" figurative sense is from 1928. The heart operation was first so called 1957.
1823, "to pass by" (implied in bypassed), from bypass (n.). From 1928 as "to go around, avoid;" figurative use from 1941. Related: Bypassed; bypassing.