his attempts to escape were constantly foiled
thwart, frustrate, counter, oppose, baulk, disappoint, impede, obstruct, hamper, hinder, snooker, cripple, scotch, derail, smash, dash;
British informalscupper, nobble, queer, put the mockers on
Australian/New Zealand & Irish vulgar slangroot
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