Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun thwart

1 sense of thwart

Sense 1
thwart, cross thwart -- (a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat)
       => crosspiece -- (a transverse brace)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb thwart

1 sense of thwart

Sense 1
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

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