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Verb: thwart  thwort
  1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "thwart your opponent";
    - queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
Noun: thwart  thwort
  1. A crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowing boat
    - cross thwart

Derived forms: thwarted, thwarts, thwarting

Type of: crosspiece, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Part of: dinghy, dory, rowboat [N. Amer], rowing boat [Brit]

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