thwart: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (thwôrt), [key]
- to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
- to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
- to cross.
- to extend across.
- a seat across a boat, esp. one used by a rower.
- a transverse member spreading the gunwales of a canoe or the like.
- passing or lying crosswise or across; cross; transverse.
- perverse; obstinate.
- adverse; unfavorable.
- across; athwart.
- thwart (Thesaurus)