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1 frustrate

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of:
— What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge.

synonyms: baffle, bilk, cross, foil, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart.

Roget 509: be disappointed; look blank, look blue; look aghast, stand aghast etc. (wonder) 870; find to one's cost; laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; find one a false prophet.    not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation.    ... show more

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

Dutch: afweren, dwarsbomen, frustreren, torpederen

2 frustrate

Treat cruelly.

synonyms: bedevil, crucify, dun, rag, torment.

Moby thesaurus: annul, anticipate, arrest, baffle, balk, bar, beat, bilk, blast, block, brave, bring to nothing, buffalo, buffer, cancel, cancel out, cast down, challenge, check, checkmate ... show more.

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