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thwart

noun

1 thwart

A crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat.

synonym: cross thwart.

verb

1 thwart

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.

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

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

Roget 708: oppose, counteract, run counter to; withstand etc. (resist) 719; control etc. (restrain) 751; hinder etc. 706; ... show more

Dutch: afweren, dwarsbomen, frustreren, torpederen


adverb

Roget 219: cross, thwart, athwart, transversely; at grade [U.S.]; crosswise.   

Moby thesaurus: across, across the grain, annul, athwart, athwartships, baffle, balk, beat, bench, bendwise, bias, biased, biaswise, bilk, blast, block, brace, brave, bring to nothing, buffer ... show more.

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