circumnavigate

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cir·cum·nav·i·gate / ˌsərkəmˈnavəˌgāt/ • v. [tr.] sail all the way around (something, esp. the world). ∎ humorous go around or across (something): he helped her to circumnavigate a frozen puddle. DERIVATIVES: cir·cum·nav·i·ga·tion / -ˌnavəˈgāshən/ n. cir·cum·nav·i·ga·tor / -ˌgātər/ n.

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