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THWART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thwart mean? 

THWART (noun)
  The noun THWART has 1 sense:

1. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

  Familiarity information: THWART used as a noun is very rare.


THWART (verb)
  The verb THWART has 1 sense:

1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

  Familiarity information: THWART used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THWART (noun)


Sense 1thwart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cross thwart; thwart

Hypernyms ("thwart" is a kind of...):

crosspiece (a transverse brace)

Holonyms ("thwart" is a part of...):

dinghy; dory; rowboat (a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled)


THWART (verb)


Sense 1thwart [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

scotch; queer; frustrate; thwart; bilk; baffle; foil; cross; spoil

Context examples:

What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge / foil your opponent

Hypernyms (to "thwart" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "thwart"):

disappoint; let down (fail to meet the hopes or expectations of)

dash (destroy or break)

short-circuit (hamper the progress of; impede)

ruin (destroy or cause to fail)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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