To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
To move in a circle around
To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
To avoid complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
To enclose; envelop:
To catch in or as if in a trap.
(Archaic) To catch by guile; ensnare.
To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.
To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
To dupe is to trick or deceive someone.
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
To refrain from (doing something):
To confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
The definition of balk is to stop or hold back from doing something.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To take away or hold back property, rights, etc. from by fraud; cheat
Detour is defined as to create or go down a route that is different than the usual route.
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
To reach or go too far.
To stop or keep (from doing something)
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
(Dial.) To think; give as one's opinion
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
(Sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
To pass around but not through
(Informal) To avoid or evade
To manage to keep away from; avoid
To shun is to ignore, avoid or reject someone or something.
To inquire for; request:
To go beyond the proper limits of something:
To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To gain the advantage over by cunning; outwit.
To surpass (another) in cleverness or cunning; outsmart.
To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
To close in on; crowd around
To besiege by encircling, as with an army
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