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Overview of verb circumvent

The verb circumvent has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent

(surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna")

2. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent

(beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors")

3. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

(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")

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