[ US /ˈθwɔɹt/ ]
[ UK /θwˈɔːt/ ]
  1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    foil your opponent
    What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  1. a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
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How To Use thwart In A Sentence

  • In an attempt to thwart piracy of its music, the label equipped a collection of 52 album releases with a type of software known as a rootkit. ITnews Australia
  • Certainly, it is a masterclass in grand ambition thwarted. Times, Sunday Times
  • A flanking attack on Antigonus' troops from Spartan light infantry stationed in the Oenus valley was thwarted by an aggressive cavalry attack led by the Achaean general Philopoemen.
  • The site benefited from centuries of Indian custom in that it lay athwart an old Indian portage between Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne and the river, the trail that now terminated as Rue de l' Hôpital.
  • The multilayered structure of power may thwart and complicate resistance. The Times Literary Supplement
  • It is a sumptuous and intelligent film about love and thwarted ambition. Times, Sunday Times
  • The two hostages of the escape attempt received medals of valour and were credited by the local press for thwarting the escape.
  • But the greatest relief of all was to discover that the apartment contained a bathroom and a latrine — for, as the agent gleefully explained, the insula lay right athwart one of Rome’s main sewers, and was legally supplied with an adjutage to the water supply. The First Man in Rome
  • The following year, Garcia took a one-stroke lead to the 70th hole of the PGA Championship but Harrington again thwarted Garcia's bid to break into the fraternity of major champions. In majors, taking on Tiger always part of the problem
  • The bunk should not be too wide: one rolls so in rough weather; of course it should not be athwartships, if avoidable. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement
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