HyperDic: thwart

English > 2 senses of the word thwart:
VERBsocialthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
NOUNartifactthwart, cross thwarta crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat
thwart > pronunciation
Soundsthwao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > thwart: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat.
Synonymcross thwart
Part ofdinghy, dory, rowboatA small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
BroadercrosspieceA transverse brace
Spanishbancada
Catalanbancada
English > thwart: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsqueer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
Nounsthwartersomeone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
thwartingan act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

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