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Definition of thwart:

  1. A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat.
  2. Across; athwart.
  3. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained.
  4. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.
  5. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.
  6. Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart.
  7. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
  8. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air.
  9. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner.

Synonyms:

deflower, foul up, cosset, scotch, louse up, bedevil, bumble, beat, bodge, torment, perplex, bollix up, prevent, pass over, ball up, rag, balk, coddle, vex, indulge, allow, bollocks up, cut through, counteract, vitiate, pose, hybridise, cocker, despoil, endanger, mess up, mystify, go bad, cut the ground from under, nonplus, interbreed, botch up, retard, foil, bobble, cover, stump, scupper, gravel, embarrass, mollycoddle, hybridize, intersect, get, cross, pamper, stymie, bollocks, checkmate, bungle, get across, mishandle, flub, stick, plunder, screw up, defeat, featherbed, muff, traverse, fluff, flummox, mar, evade, expose, cross thwart, track, bollix, itch, regulate, frustrate, crucify, elude, botch, muck up, peril, baffle, crossbreed, get over, dun, fumble, corrupt, stupefy, baby, queer, bilk, sweep, bewilder, amaze, violate, dumbfound, blow, rape, spoil, span, cut across, puzzle.

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