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thwart

 (thwôrt)
tr.v. thwart·ed, thwart·ing, thwarts
1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of: They thwarted her plans.
2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
n.
1. A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
2. A transverse strut in a canoe or other small boat.
adj.
1. Extending, lying, or passing across; transverse.
2. Eager to oppose, especially wrongly; perverse.
adv. & prep. Archaic
Athwart; across.

[Middle English thwerten, from thwert, across, from Old Norse thvert, neuter of thverr, transverse; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

thwart′er n.
thwart′ly adv.

thwart

(θwɔːt)
vb
1. to oppose successfully or prevent; frustrate: they thwarted the plan.
2. obsolete to be or move across
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a seat lying across a boat and occupied by an oarsman
adj
3. passing or being situated across
4. archaic perverse or stubborn
prep, adv
obsolete across
[C13: from Old Norse thvert, from thverr transverse; related to Old English thweorh crooked, Old High German twerh transverse]
ˈthwartedly adv
ˈthwarter n

thwart1

(θwɔrt)

v.t.
1. to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
2. to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
3. Archaic.
a. to cross.
b. to pass or extend across.
adj.
4. set crosswise or across; transverse.
prep., adv.
5. athwart.
[1200–50; Middle English thwert (adv.) < Old Norse thvert across, neuter of thverr transverse, c. Old English thweorh crooked, cross, Gothic thwairhs angry]
thwart′er, n.

thwart2

(θwɔrt)
n.
a seat across a boat, esp. one used by a rower.
[1730–40]

thwart


Past participle: thwarted
Gerund: thwarting

Imperative
thwart
thwart
Present
I thwart
you thwart
he/she/it thwarts
we thwart
you thwart
they thwart
Preterite
I thwarted
you thwarted
he/she/it thwarted
we thwarted
you thwarted
they thwarted
Present Continuous
I am thwarting
you are thwarting
he/she/it is thwarting
we are thwarting
you are thwarting
they are thwarting
Present Perfect
I have thwarted
you have thwarted
he/she/it has thwarted
we have thwarted
you have thwarted
they have thwarted
Past Continuous
I was thwarting
you were thwarting
he/she/it was thwarting
we were thwarting
you were thwarting
they were thwarting
Past Perfect
I had thwarted
you had thwarted
he/she/it had thwarted
we had thwarted
you had thwarted
they had thwarted
Future
I will thwart
you will thwart
he/she/it will thwart
we will thwart
you will thwart
they will thwart
Future Perfect
I will have thwarted
you will have thwarted
he/she/it will have thwarted
we will have thwarted
you will have thwarted
they will have thwarted
Future Continuous
I will be thwarting
you will be thwarting
he/she/it will be thwarting
we will be thwarting
you will be thwarting
they will be thwarting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thwarting
you have been thwarting
he/she/it has been thwarting
we have been thwarting
you have been thwarting
they have been thwarting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thwarting
you will have been thwarting
he/she/it will have been thwarting
we will have been thwarting
you will have been thwarting
they will have been thwarting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thwarting
you had been thwarting
he/she/it had been thwarting
we had been thwarting
you had been thwarting
they had been thwarting
Conditional
I would thwart
you would thwart
he/she/it would thwart
we would thwart
you would thwart
they would thwart
Past Conditional
I would have thwarted
you would have thwarted
he/she/it would have thwarted
we would have thwarted
you would have thwarted
they would have thwarted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boatthwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
crosspiece - a transverse brace
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
Verb1.thwart - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) ofthwart - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

thwart

verb frustrate, stop, foil, check, defeat, prevent, oppose, snooker, baffle, hinder, obstruct, impede, balk, outwit, stymie, cook someone's goose (informal), put a spoke in someone's wheel (informal) They were doing all they could to thwart the terrorists.
help, support, aid, encourage, assist, facilitate, hasten

thwart

verb
To prevent from accomplishing a purpose:
Informal: cross, stump.
adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations
يُحْبِط، يُعيق، يُفْشِليَمْنَع، يُعارِض
odporovatpřekazit
forhindremodarbejde
megakadályoz
hindrakoma í veg fyrir, ónÿta
kliudyti
aizkavētizjauktkavēttraucēt
prekaziť
engel olmakengellemekönlemek

thwart

1 [θwɔːt] VT [+ plan] → frustrar, desbaratar; [+ attempt, efforts] → frustrar
to be thwarted at every turnverse frustrado en todo
there's no knowing what she'll do if she's thwartedquién sabe qué hará si alguien se interpone en su camino
he was trying to commit suicide but had been thwartedintentaba suicidarse pero alguien interrumpió su propósito
their takeover bid was thwartedsu intento de adquirir la compañía fue frustrada

thwart

2 [θwɔːt] N (Naut) → bancada f

thwart

[ˈθwɔːrt] vtcontrecarrer

thwart

1
vtvereiteln; plan alsodurchkreuzen; robbery, attack alsoverhindern; he was thwartedihm wurde ein Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht; to thwart somebody in somethingjdm etw vereiteln; to thwart the will of the peoplegegen den Willen des Volkes handeln; to be thwarted at every turnüberall auf Hindernisse stoßen; thwarted!wieder nichts!

thwart

2
n (Naut) → Ruderbank f, → Ducht f

thwart

[θwɔːt] vtostacolare, contrastare

thwart

(θwoːt) verb
1. to stop or hinder (someone) from doing something. He doesn't like to be thwarted.
2. to prevent (something being done by someone). All his attempts to become rich were thwarted.
References in classic literature ?
Having warbled his thanks and put the potions in his boots, Hugo departed, and Hagar informed the audience that as he had killed a few of her friends in times past, she had cursed him, and intends to thwart his plans, and be revenged on him.
At first, used as they were to the actions of unscrupulous rivals in trying to thwart their efforts, Tom and Ned had been on the alert for any signs of hidden enemies on board the steamer.
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.
He had lighted with such energy upon a thwart of his boat that his ivory leg had received a half-splintering shock.
If once I find it open he's done for; I do it invariably, even though the minute before I have been recalling a hundred reasons that should make me refrain: it is some devil that urges me to thwart my own schemes by killing him.
Which else to several Sphears thou must ascribe, Mov'd contrarie with thwart obliquities, Or save the Sun his labour, and that swift Nocturnal and Diurnal rhomb suppos'd, Invisible else above all Starrs, the Wheele Of Day and Night; which needs not thy beleefe, If Earth industrious of her self fetch Day Travelling East, and with her part averse From the Suns beam meet Night, her other part Still luminous by his ray.
There was one thwart set as low as possible, a kind of stretcher in the bows, and a double paddle for propulsion.
The doctor tried to make a short protest, but, perceiving the girl's evident agitation, he thought the best remedy was not to thwart her.
It seemed as if all the known and unknown agencies of nature were in conspiracy to thwart or annihilate this gentle little messenger who had been conjured into life by the wizardry of Alexander Graham Bell.
For myself I can say that since I have been a knight-errant I have become valiant, polite, generous, well-bred, magnanimous, courteous, dauntless, gentle, patient, and have learned to bear hardships, imprisonments, and enchantments; and though it be such a short time since I have seen myself shut up in a cage like a madman, I hope by the might of my arm, if heaven aid me and fortune thwart me not, to see myself king of some kingdom where I may be able to show the gratitude and generosity that dwell in my heart; for by my faith, senor, the poor man is incapacitated from showing the virtue of generosity to anyone, though he may possess it in the highest degree; and gratitude that consists of disposition only is a dead thing, just as faith without works is dead.
There is grim purpose in what I do, and I warn you that you do not thwart me.
For an endless period, as it seemed to me, I lay with my head on the thwart watching the schooner (she was a little ship, schooner-rigged fore and aft) come up out of the sea.