"thwart" Definition

  1. a. Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.
  2. a. Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained.
  3. a. Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart.
  4. prep. Across; athwart.
  5. n. A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat.
  6. v. t. To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air.
  7. v. t. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
  8. v. i. To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner.
  9. v. i. Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.

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Position in dictionary: 100842 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a., prep., n., v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i.,
Words that start with "thwart": 7
Words that end with "thwart": 3
Words that contain "thwart": 11
Next words in dictionary: thwarted, thwarter, thwarting, thwartingly, thwartly
Previous words in dictionary: thwaite, thwacking, thwacked, thwack, thuyin

English Dictionary Definition of thwart

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