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Verb: circumnavigate  ,sur-kum'na-vu,geyt
  1. Travel around, either by plane or ship
    "We circumnavigated the earth";
    - compass
  2. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck [informal], sidestep, finesse

Derived forms: circumnavigated, circumnavigating, circumnavigates

Type of: avoid, circle

Encyclopedia: Circumnavigate