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 for thwart
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thwarted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Thwarting.]
     1. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow
        thwarts the air. [Obs.]
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              Swift as a shooting star
              In autumn thwarts the night.          --Milton.
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     2. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to
        contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
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              If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. --Shak.
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              The proposals of the one never thwarted the
              inclinations of the other.            --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, v. i.
     1. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner. [R.]
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     2. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash. [R.]
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              Any proposition . . . that shall at all thwart with
              internal oracles.                     --Locke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, a. [OE. [thorn]wart, [thorn]wert, a. and adv.,
     Icel. [thorn]vert, neut. of [thorn]verr athwart, transverse,
     across; akin to AS. [thorn]weorh perverse, transverse, cross,
     D. dwars, OHG. dwerah, twerh, G. zwerch, quer, Dan. & Sw.
     tver athwart, transverse, Sw. tv[aum]r cross, unfriendly,
     Goth. [thorn]wa['i]rhs angry. Cf. Queer.]
     1. Situated or placed across something else; transverse;
        oblique.
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              Moved contrary with thwart obliquities. --Milton.
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     2. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, adv. [See Thwart, a.]
     Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, prep.
     Across; athwart. --Spenser.
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     Thwart ships. See Athwart ships, under Athwart.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thwart \Thwart\, n. (Naut.)
     A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other,
     or athwart the boat.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thwart
      n 1: a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a
           seat in a rowboat [syn: thwart, cross thwart]
      v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;
           "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's
           amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn:
           thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross,
           frustrate, baffle, bilk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "thwart":
     across, across the grain, annul, athwart, athwartships, baffle,
     balk, beat, bench, bendwise, bias, biased, biaswise, bilk, blast,
     block, brace, brave, bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out,
     cast down, catercorner, catercornered, challenge, check, checkmate,
     circumvent, come to nothing, confound, confront, contrariwise,
     contravene, contrawise, counter, counteract, counterbalance,
     countermand, counterwork, crisscross, cross, cross-grained,
     crossing, crossway, crossways, crosswise, curb, dash, defeat,
     defeat expectation, defy, destroy, diagonal, disappoint, discomfit,
     disconcert, discountenance, dish, disillusion, disrupt, dissatisfy,
     elude, flummox, foil, foul up, frustrate, gum up, hinder, impede,
     invalidate, kittycorner, knock the chocks, let down, negate,
     negativate, negative, neutralize, nonplus, nullify, oblique,
     obliquely, obstruct, offset, oppose, overthwart, perplex, queer,
     restrain, ruin, sabotage, scotch, short-circuit, sideways,
     sidewise, slant, spike, spoil, stonewall, stop, stultify, stump,
     style, stymie, tantalize, tease, thwartly, thwartways, transversal,
     transverse, transversely, traverse, undo, upset, vitiate, void
  
  

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