get around; elude
The police were searching the whole city for the two suspects, but they managed to circumvent them and escape from the city.
circum (around)#venire (to come) (Latin)
circle + prevent => to form a CIRCLE or a boundary around the target so as to OUTSMART your opponent. lyk abhimanyu did!!! think all knows the story of ganesh who goes around the parents (shiva and parvati circularly). he outsmarted muruga and got the sacred mango. circum (in a circle) vent (went around) for mango