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American English: /θwɔrt/
British English: /θwɔːt/

Translation of thwart in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (plan/attempt/desire)
    we were thwarted by the weather
    nos falló el tiempo
    el tiempo frustró or desbarató nuestros planes
    the police managed to thwart the robbers
    la policía frustró el propósito de los ladrones
    I feel thwarted at every move
    me siento coartado en todo lo que intento
    Example sentences
    • Also his best laid plans were thwarted when he attempted to return to see his family in South Africa.
    • The story revolves round the locals’ attempts to thwart the plan.
    • In their relationships with women, Russell and Ayer both seemed quite oblivious to the feelings of others when such feelings were likely to thwart their plans or ambitions.

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