Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-nav'i-gāt"), [key]
—v.t., -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.
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