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Main Entry: 1thwart
Pronunciation: primarystressthwodot(schwa)rt
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English thwerten (verb) "oppose, hinder," from thwert (adverb) "across"
1 : to stand in the way of : hinder by opposing <she thwarted me at every opportunity>
2 : to defeat the hopes, desires, or plans of <public outcry thwarted their attempts to remove the old tree>
synonym see FRUSTRATE
- thwart·er noun

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