verb (used with object)
- to cross.
- to extend across.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thwartthwart·ed·ly, adverbthwarter, nounun·thwart·ed, adjectiveun·thwart·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for thwart
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic has crushed the airline industry, prompting airlines to cancel orders for the Max and thwarting Boeing’s plans to quickly reverse its losses.FAA gives Boeing 737 Max the green light to fly again, shares soar|kdunn6|November 18, 2020|Fortune
So, if you want a post-apocalyptic story that thwarts the expectations of the dystopian genre, here it is — with a slice of artisanal cheese.Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Arrest’ imagines a kinder, gentler apocalypse|Ron Charles|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
After Bill Hamid thwarted Quioto’s header and Gressel and Quioto missed excellent opportunities, United reclaimed the lead in the 33rd minute.D.C. United gets the help it needs but can’t help itself to an MLS playoff berth|Steven Goff|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
That project—which includes a strong focus on ending voter suppression—has been her singular focus since her thwarted bid for the governor’s mansion two years ago.How Stacey Abrams and other Georgia activists laid the groundwork for 2020|ehinchliffe|November 6, 2020|Fortune
The trio of tomes invites thwarted travelers to stack volumes on the coffee table, settle into the sofa and turn the pages of our planet.No travel plans? Try three new books about the nexus of travel and design.|Rebecca Powers|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Prince said that despite $80 billion a year in spending, U.S. intelligence had nothing to do with thwarting the Nigerian national.Blackwater Founder Erik Prince: War on Terror Has Become Too Big|Eli Lake|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Military men defended the repression as key to thwarting the communist threat.
The outside world has achieved remarkable success delaying and thwarting the Iranian nuclear program.
Romney said current trade restrictions are thwarting economic growth in developing nations as well as in the United States.Mitt Romney Speaks at Clinton Global Initiative, Hopes for Clinton “Bounce”|Allison Yarrow|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The prison lobby ensures this does not happen by thwarting nearly every reform that could result in fewer people behind bars.
We are taking you to Dantor who has knowledge of the mad plans of the Llotta and is in need of your help in thwarting them.The Copper-Clad World|Harl Vincent
First arouse any desire, and then you can give pleasure by gratifying it, displeasure by thwarting it.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
Could he, as a means of thwarting his relative, be allowed to marry?The Secrets of a Savoyard|Henry A. Lytton
But a new power was coming to the front, at once assisting and thwarting our efforts.John Redmond's Last Years|Stephen Gwynn
All this time, she led me as miserable a life as she could; provoking and thwarting and insulting me at every opportunity.Hide and Seek|Wilkie Collins