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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cir·cum·vent /ˌsɝkṃˈvɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·cum·vent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circumvented; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumventing.]  To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.
    I circumvented whom I could not gain.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged
           Vienna" [syn: besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem
      2: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She
         outfoxed her competitors" [syn: outwit, overreach, outsmart,
          outfox, beat]
      3: 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"
         [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, parry, elude,
          skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]