from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highway or section of a highway that passes around an obstructed or congested area.
- n. A pipe or channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture.
- n. A means of circumvention.
- n. Electricity See shunt.
- n. Medicine An alternative passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
- n. Medicine A surgical procedure to create such a channel: a coronary artery bypass; a gastric bypass.
- transitive v. To avoid (an obstacle) by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
- transitive v. To be heedless of; ignore: bypassed standard office procedures.
- transitive v. To channel (piped liquid, for example) through a bypass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
- n. a circumvention
- n. a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
- n. an electrical shunt
- n. an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
- v. to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
- v. to ignore the usual channels or procedures
First of all, the need for a bypass is a no-brainer.
I think the Massey Rd. connector to the bypass is a great initiative, and will help with major event traffic quite a bit.
I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?
The San Blas bypass is an option but might depend on time of day and where you want to stay.
LaHood said the bypass is one of 15,000 transportation projects that include updating 4,000 miles of road.
This bypass is not yet on the maps and will cut at least an extra hour from your trip.
Those around Yeltsin blithely call the bypass surgery he needs routine, implying that after some period of convalescence he will be almost as good as new.
But many of the people that had an old operation actually had an intestinal bypass, which is a totally different operation.
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