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thwart



Pronunciation: (thwôrt), [key]
v.t.
1. to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
2. to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
3. Archaic.
a. to cross.
b. to extend across.

n.
1. a seat across a boat, esp. one used by a rower.
2. a transverse member spreading the gunwales of a canoe or the like.

adj.
1. passing or lying crosswise or across; cross; transverse.
2. perverse; obstinate.
3. adverse; unfavorable.

prep., adv.
across; athwart.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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