Definition of 'thwart'
Example sentences containing 'thwart'
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It is a sumptuous and intelligent film about love and thwarted ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Thank goodness some of the perpetrators have been discovered and their evil plans thwarted. The Sun (2016)It is a comedy of thwarted ambition, and it was influential, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three female fighters competing in a martial arts contest join forces to thwart a plot against them. The Sun (2015)It was the same day four more attempted bomb attacks were thwarted in the capital. The Sun (2015)It seemed like a parable of thwarted parental ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Fear of ebola is thwarting efforts to bring it and other epidemics under control. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This flight of capital is not some nefarious capitalist plot to thwart the will of the people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is likely to be kept away from the main prison population to thwart attacks on him. The Sun (2010)The most that he could do was to thwart their plans for him. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)All the rest has been just so much thwarted ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their plot was thwarted and the key members of the cell were jailed last month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some practical measures should be taken to thwart these plans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is there way for a defender to thwart such a plan? Times, Sunday Times (2011)His plans were thwarted by a serious car accident. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The horror of what may have happened is matched only by the relief that this plot was thwarted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The plot was thwarted because police from the northwest counterterrorism unit arrested the youth on suspicion of threats to kill his teachers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So far it has been a case of attacks thwarted - and there have been many. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Was his manoeuvre a rush of blood, or a rush of thwarted ambition? Times, Sunday Times (2010)So another attack was thwarted, though no one knows about it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Certainly, it is a masterclass in grand ambition thwarted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Russia has so far thwarted Western efforts to remove a regime it has long supported and continues to arm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A one-handed stop to thwart the last move of the match underlined his value. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This helps to divert public anger - and to thwart the government 's bonus tax. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The scuffle at Kuala Lumpur airport was fuelled by nearly two weeks of thwarted hope. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would thwart efforts to link pay with performance and hand a gift to the City's rivals as an international financial centre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. thwart is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'thwart'
British English: thwart VERB
If you thwart someone or thwart their plans, you prevent them from doing or getting what they want.
The security forces were doing all they could to thwart terrorists.
Definition of thwart from the Collins English Dictionary
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