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thwart

Pronunciation: /θwɔːrt; θwɔːt/

Translation of thwart in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [plan/attempt/desire] frustrar 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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