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thwart

thwart

 
 
pronunciation:
thwort
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thwarted, thwarting, thwarts
definition: to hinder, oppose, or frustrate.
Road blocks thwarted their plan to escape.His own shortcomings are thwarting him.
synonyms:
foil, frustrate, hinder, impede
antonyms:
facilitate
similar words:
balk, bilk, block, contravene, defeat, delay, detain, disappoint, hamper, hogtie, nip, obstruct, oppose, prevent, short-circuit, stop, trip, undercut
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a seat set crosswise in a small boat, esp. for an oarsman.
definition 2: a crosswise brace, as in a canoe.
similar words:
brace
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in or going in a crosswise direction; transverse.
synonyms:
transverse, traverse
similar words:
cross, kitty-cornered
definition 2: crossing one's purposes; adverse or perverse.
synonyms:
adverse, counter
similar words:
contrary, opposed, perverse
derivation: thwartedly (adv.)