English version

thwart

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthwartthwart /θwɔːt $ θwɔːrt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] formal  to prevent someone from doing what they are trying to do Fierce opposition thwarted the government’s plans. thwarted ambition→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
thwartThis revolution, how-ever, was thwarted almost at once.Apart from anything else, by both thwarting and manipulating nationalism, it prevented it from learning its limits.An attempt to smuggle heroin worth £30 million into the country has been thwarted by customs officials.Efforts to clean up the oil spill have been thwarted by storms.However, the council of ministers, divided on every other issue, combined to thwart her.During Yeltsin's campaign for the presidency Gorbachev had at times quite blatantly attempted to thwart him.Harry knew now that nothing could thwart his plans.People whose appetite for encryption may be thwarted righteously, effectively, and harshly.It would have to reach 448. 95 or less to thwart the Lockheed Martin-Loral combination.Moreover, it alerts us to the fact that short-sighted tactics may thwart the overall strategy.Congressional Republicans have made clear their intention to thwart these efforts.
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Verb table
thwart
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythwart
he, she, itthwarts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythwarted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thwarted
he, she, ithas thwarted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thwarted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill thwart
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thwarted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thwarting
he, she, itis thwarting
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you, we, theyare thwarting
Past
I, he, she, itwas thwarting
you, we, theywere thwarting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thwarting
he, she, ithas been thwarting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thwarting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thwarting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thwarting
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