- to cross.
- to extend across.
Origin of thwart
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OTHER WORDS FROM thwartthwart·ed·ly, adverbthwarter, nounun·thwart·ed, adjectiveun·thwart·ing, adjective
How to use thwart in a sentence
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
Unlike Bond, constantly thwarting Soviet villains, Burlington never got a chance to flex its muscle.
The pattern of presidential overreach thwarting achievement is not limited to noble goals.Presidents Never Can Seem to Learn to Stop Overreaching|Stuart Stevens|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
What a power for thwarting the plans of men little things sometimes exercise!Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He missed no opportunity of thwarting and damaging the Government which had saved him from the gallows.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The good Doctor sighed and consented; he recognized there was no thwarting their earnest purpose.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
If he had made a few enemies by thwarting private plans, he had surely the power of making a thousand friends.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
He longed for an opportunity of thwarting his plots, if it could be done without also ruining himself.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau