thwart, cross thwart(verb)
a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.
See synonyms for QUICKEN.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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How to use thwart in a sentence?
In order to provide security for public places and to thwart attacks and threats from the Taliban and other terrorist groups, I am ordering Afghan security forces to switch from an active defense mode to an offensive one and to start their operations against the enemies.
In its increasingly strange attempt to thwart publication of the memo, the committee minority is now complaining about minor edits to the memo, including grammatical fixes and two edits requested by the FBI and by the minority themselves.
We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.
We fear that President Obama has now set a dangerous precedent where political considerations can now thwart or delay every single infrastructure project moving forward.
What I've been seeing recently is political operatives... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people, i find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson's support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
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- frustrar, desbaratarCatalan, Valencian
- zmařit, zkřížitCzech
- entgegenwirken, durchkreuzen, vereiteln, konterkarierenGerman
- frustrar, contrariar, bancadaSpanish
- pysäyttää, taltuttaa, poikittainen, poikittain, tehdä tyhjäksi, halkaistaFinnish
- banc, contrarier, contrecarrerFrench
- tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- taumanu, kīato, keretū, whakahōtaetaeMāori
- contrariar, banco, frustrarPortuguese
- препятствовать, воспрепятствовать, расстраивать, расстроить, банкаRussian
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