- to cross.
- to extend across.
Origin of thwart
synonym study for thwart
OTHER WORDS FROM thwartthwart·ed·ly, adverbthwarter, nounun·thwart·ed, adjectiveun·thwart·ing, adjective
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How to use thwart in a sentence
For now, an attempt to break into your mind could easily be thwarted by closing your eyes, or wiggling fingers, or even getting drowsy.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity?|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News
It’s a role he grew into, first thanks to insight he gained keeping his own hives, and more recently by embracing the latest in security technology to thwart thieves.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
Amazon effort to thwart Alabama union drive suffers early defeat at labor boardBy rule, Amazon’s frenzy of anti-union campaigning in Bessemer will slow soon enough.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom|Jay Greene|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
When the spike protein changes, however, it can become harder for our immune system to recognize and, ultimately, thwart.The Dangerous Evolution of the Coronavirus - Issue 95: Escape|Brian Gallagher|January 28, 2021|Nautilus
Meanwhile, Stanton camped out in his War Department office and thwarted attempts to replace him.The war secretary who barricaded himself in his office during an impeachment trial|Ronald G. Shafer|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
An independent Paris publishing house, Les Arènes, is said to have had a skeleton staff working on the project to thwart leaks.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All|Tracy McNicoll|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They made every effort they could to thwart the study at every turn,” she says.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?|Abby Haglage|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sadly for the NRA, we are in the Information Age, and the truth is starting to regularly get past their efforts to thwart it.
All Facebook will see is cyphertext—the mathematical gibberish computers generate to thwart spying eyes.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA|Quinn Norton|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For years, Google has been developing ways to help people living under oppressive regimes thwart online suppression.Google Sends a Lifeline to Internet Users in Iran and China|Josh Rogin|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Who was he, indeed, that he should claim the right to thwart another's happiness, hinder another's best self-realisation?The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Catherine never went more directly to her own ends than in just such schemes which appeared to thwart them.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Mrs. Gillis arranged for the evening meal at the Gillis home where plans could be made to thwart an invader.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
He says the normal, healthy thing for her is to write, to write tremendous books, and she'll suffer if we thwart her.The Creators|May Sinclair