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bypast adj : well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era" [syn: bygone, departed, foregone, gone]bypass


1 a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town [syn: circumferential, ring road]
2 a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)
3 a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current [syn: shunt, electrical shunt] v : avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass these rules!" [syn: short-circuit, go around, get around] [also: bypast]bypast See bypass
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