thwart, cross thwart(verb)
a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
A brace, perpendicular to the keel, that helps maintain the beam (breadth) of a marine vessel against external water pressure and that may serve to support the rail.
A well made doughout canoe rarely needs a thwart.
A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
The fisherman sat on the aft thwart to row.
to prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate
situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique
fig.: Perverse; crossgrained
thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart
a seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat
to move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air
to cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat
to move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner
hence, to be in opposition; to clash
A thwart is a strut placed crosswise in a ship or boat, to brace it crosswise. In rowboats it can also serve as a seat for a rower. Some inflatable boats have a thwart which can be folded and removed so the boat can be deflated and rolled up for transport or storage.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thwawrt, adj. cross: being crosswise.—v.t. to cross: to oppose; to defeat.—n. the bench for rowers placed athwart the boat.—advs. Thwart; Thwar′tedly.—n. Thwar′ter.—adj. Thwar′ting, perverse.—advs. Thwar′tingly, perversely; Thwart′ly; Thwart′ships, across the ship. [Ice. thvert, neut. of thverr; perverse; cog. with A.S. thweorh, Ger. zwerch.]
The numerical value of thwart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of thwart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of thwart in a Sentence
We are operating - not just if needed, we are operating in many areas against a state that wants to annihilate us. Of course I gave the security forces a free hand and instructed them to do anything necessary to thwart Iran's plans.
What I've been seeing recently is political operatives... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people, i find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson's support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
To grant a stay now would thwart Congress’s goal of increasing capital formation opportunities.
The world doesn't always see your successes -- the threats you prevent, or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save, it can be frustrating sometimes, but that's part of the function of our democracy. But I know what you do.
There should be absolutely no foreign interference, or any interference of any criminal activity centered in and around us making the best decisions about whats best for our people, thats not going to happen on our watch. We are not going to allow this to thwart the confidence of our foundations of our framers. We take it serious and we will work hard in its defense to make sure that we have great elections.
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- frustrar, desbaratarCatalan, Valencian
- zmařit, zkřížitCzech
- entgegenwirken, durchkreuzen, vereiteln, konterkarierenGerman
- frustrar, contrariar, bancadaSpanish
- pysäyttää, taltuttaa, poikittainen, poikittain, tehdä tyhjäksi, halkaistaFinnish
- banc, contrarier, contrecarrerFrench
- tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- taumanu, kīato, keretū, whakahōtaetaeMāori
- contrariar, banco, frustrarPortuguese
- препятствовать, воспрепятствовать, расстраивать, расстроить, банкаRussian
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