thwart - Dictionary definition and meaning for word thwart

(noun) a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
Synonyms : cross thwart

(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , queer , scotch , spoil
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for thwart

this word sounds like if someone squeezes your throat your air passages will get blocked...............thus desires will be prevented.. u also feel frustrated and baffled..
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by preetisoni2411

Thwart or Obstruct is to prevent someone from doing something.
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by pushpa_edit

TH(thousand) + WART(massa).. a person having thousand wart will get furtrated.. and this is block or hinder his beauty
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by chhattani

thWARt concentrate on WAR[against enemy,against opponents DESIRE]
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by elixir

thwart= 't' for total wart sounds like wat that means to spoil
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by shrenik

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by selve

sounds like swarth(hindi)...jisne bhi swarth kiya vo frustrate ho gaya
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by milinddhoke

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