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  Definition of thwart
  1. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
Similar Words: cross thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

 

See Also: double cross

 

Hyponyms: disappoint, let down, dash, short-circuit, ruin

 

Part Meronyms: dinghy, dory, rowboat

 

Derivational Morphology: frustration, defeat, thwarting, foiling, cross, crown of thorns, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter

 

 
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