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 for short-circuit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Short-circuit \Short"-cir`cuit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Short-circuited; p. pr. & vb. n. Short-circuiting.]
     To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two
     points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm
      2: create a short circuit in [syn: short-circuit, short]
      3: avoid something unpleasant or laborious; "You cannot bypass
         these rules!" [syn: bypass, short-circuit, go around,
         get around]

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