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  1. thwart
    IPA[THwôrt]
  2. verb

    • 1. prevent (someone) from accomplishing something:

      he never did anything to thwart his father he was thwarted in his desire to punish Uncle Fred
    • 2. oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully:

      the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties

    noun

    • 1. a structural crosspiece sometimes forming a seat for a rower in a boat.

    preposition

    • 1. from one side to another side of (an area); across:

      a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore

    adverb

    • 1. from one side to another side of an area.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: thwart, plural noun: thwarts

    • v.: verb: thwart, 3rd person present: thwarts, gerund or present participle: thwarting, past tense: thwarted, past participle: thwarted

    • verb

      prevent (someone) from accomplishing something:

      oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully:

    • noun

      a structural crosspiece forming a seat for a rower in a boat.
    • preposition

      from one side to another side of (an area); across:
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