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Meaning of circumnavigate

cir•cum•nav•i•gate

Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-nav'i-gāt"), [key]
— -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
  1. to sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth.
  2. to go or maneuver around: to circumnavigate the heavy downtown traffic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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