Thwarted
Thwart Thwart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thwarted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thwarting}.] 1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Swift as a shooting star In autumn thwarts the night. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. [1913 Webster]

If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other. --South. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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