What is the meaning of thwart?

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noun

  • A crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat.

verb

  • Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
    • usage: "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
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