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 for bypass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  By-pass \By"-pass\, n. (Mech.)
     A by-passage, for a pipe, or other channel, to divert
     circulation from the usual course.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does
           not have to pass through the center [syn: beltway,
           bypass, ring road, ringway]
      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, bypass]
      v 1: avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass
           these rules!" [syn: bypass, short-circuit, go around,
           get around]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "bypass":
     Autobahn, US highway, alley, alleyway, ambages, arterial,
     arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada,
     avenue, avoid, back door, back road, back stairs, back street,
     back way, belt highway, bestride, blind alley, boulevard, burke,
     by-lane, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, camino real, carriageway,
     causeway, causey, chaussee, circuit, circumbendibus,
     circumferential, circumnavigate, circumvent, close, corduroy road,
     county road, court, crescent, cross, cul-de-sac, dead-end street,
     detour, deviate, deviation, digress, digression, dike, dirt road,
     drive, driveway, evade, excursion, expressway, ford, freeway,
     get ahead of, get round, give the go-by, go across, go around,
     go by, go round, go round about, gravel road, highroad, highway,
     highways and byways, ignore, interstate highway, lane, local road,
     main drag, main road, make a detour, mews, motorway, overstride,
     parkway, pass, pass by, pass over, pave, paved road, pike, place,
     plank road, primary highway, private road, right-of-way, ring road,
     road, roadbed, roadway, roundabout, roundabout way,
     route nationale, row, royal road, secondary road, shoot ahead of,
     side door, side road, side street, sidestep, skirt, speedway,
     state highway, step over, straddle, street, superhighway, terrace,
     thoroughfare, through street, thruway, toll road, township road,
     turnpike, wynd

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