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verb [transitive] formal thwart pronunciation in American English /θwɔrt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theythwart
he/she/itthwarts
present participlethwarting
past tensethwarted
past participlethwarted

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  1. to prevent someone from doing something that they want to do

    The leaders were determined to thwart her.

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