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tr.v. cir·cum·vent·ed, cir·cum·vent·ing, cir·cum·vents
1. To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
2. To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
3. To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: circumvented the bureaucratic red tape.

[Middle English circumventen, from Latin circumvenīre, circumvent- : circum-, circum- + venīre, to go, come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·vent′er, cir′cum·ven′tor n.
cir′cum·ven′tion n.
cir′cum·ven′tive adj.
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Market competition has prompted the banks to find loopholes to make loans and attract deposits via unconventional channels, such as shadow banking or circumventive financing activities, including wealth management products, trust loans, entrusted loans, bank acceptance bills, and micro (or private) loans.
It is imperative that China continues to reduce financial repression, as it is the root cause for the circumventive financing activities.
63) Absent the threat of penalty, landlords and tenants will engage in these circumventive transactions and the "black market" level (64) of exchange will approach the free-market equilibrium despite the price ceiling.
71) Money, like water, will flow around the rent-control price ceiling, and government regulation will be less effective, but not totally ineffective, due to tenants' and landlords' circumventive activities.