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noun [countable] bypass pronunciation in American English /ˈbaɪˌpæs/ 
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pluralbypasses

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  1. 1
    a road that goes around a town or city so that you can avoid going through its center

    the Leesburg bypass

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  2. 2
    medical a medical operation to make someone's blood flow past a blocked or damaged part of their heart rather than through it

    He underwent a triple heart bypass operation last March.

    See also  heart bypass

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