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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thwart  \Thwart\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Thwarted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  move  across  or  counter  to  to  cross;  as  an  arrow 
  thwarts  the  air.  [Obs.] 
  Swift  as  a  shooting  star  In  autumn  thwarts  the 
  night.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  cross,  as  a  purpose;  to  oppose;  to  run  counter  to  to 
  contravene;  hence  to  frustrate  or  defeat. 
  If  crooked  fortune  had  not  thwarted  me  --Shak. 
  The  proposals  of  the  one  never  thwarted  the 
  inclinations  of  the  other  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  preventing  realization  or  attainment  of  a  desire  [syn:  {frustrating}, 
  n  :  an  act  of  hindering  someone's  plans  or  efforts  [syn:  {frustrating}, 
  {frustration},  {foiling}] 

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