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Definition of thwart verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thwart
    he / she / it thwarts
    past simple thwarted
    -ing form thwarting
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  1. 1to prevent someone from doing what they want to do synonym frustrate
  2. 2 thwart something to thwart someone's plans thwart somebody (in something) She was thwarted in her attempt to take control of the party.
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