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What's the meaning of "circumvent "?
–verb (used with object)
1. to go around or bypass: to circumvent the lake; to circumvent the real issues. 
2. to avoid (defeat, failure, unpleasantness, etc.) by artfulness or deception; avoid by anticipating or outwitting: He circumvented capture by anticipating their movements. 
3. to surround or encompass, as by stratagem; entrap: to circumvent a body of enemy troops. 

1. escape, elude, evade, outwit. 2. encircle; ensnare.

A better understanding of the toxin's mode of action at the molecular level could lead to other strategies to circumvent resistance, for instance by redesigning the target-selecting region of the toxins.

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Author: annagold38
Main topic: TOEFL
Topic: English-English
Published: 02.11.2009




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