- a structural crosspiece sometimes forming a seat for a rower in a boat.
- prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
- from one side to another side of; across.
The story revolves round the locals” attempts to thwart the plan.
Esther is a Jewish girl who becomes Queen to King Xerxes of Persia, and through her bravery, is able to thwart an attempt to slaughter all the Jews living in Persia at that time.
The placement of the primary thwart is important to balance.
The drop-off reflects deep disappointment that clerical establishment rulers have been able to largely thwart Khatami’s efforts.
The record labels have attempted to thwart the efforts of free music providers through the creation of copyright-protected files and through lawsuits against providers of free music.
Did things happen to thwart people from voting?
They say that the steps taken by Mr. LeBlanc were taken by him, deliberately and with ill intent, in an attempt to thwart their efforts to have their motions heard.
With your legs facing forward, the leeboard thwart goes approximately over your knees.
But this instrument also has its limitations, chief of which is that the type of very specific, tactical intelligence required to thwart terrorist plots is rare.
Will Eliza find the courage to thwart these evil people and restore balance to the African wild?
he never did anything to thwart his father
We wouldn’t want to do anything to thwart the Campbell government’s quest for the privatization of health care.
Built into the Constitution is the notion that a free people should thwart its leaders if necessary.
Braced against the thwart, I hang my paddle far over the left gunwale and suck the stern toward it, and the edge of the table rock whisks by our port side.
However, Knottingley were able to thwart most efforts to break the deadlock with some resolute defence.
Given the manner in which the development of Sligo has been stifled by sectional interest, it is hoped that the same dead hand of greed does not thwart the plans of the harbour board.
the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties
Officials mustered a security force of thousands in the area around the hall, part of an effort to thwart any attempt at a repeat attack.
Jr. will wake up and make every effort to thwart your plans.
We are going to be using those same people to thwart him.
More important than the tilt of the oarlocks are the relative positions of the thwart (seat), the oarlocks and the footbrace.
In their relationships with women, Russell and Ayer both seemed quite oblivious to the feelings of others when such feelings were likely to thwart their plans or ambitions.
The pair will be able to use their stake to thwart any takeover attempt.
Lay them thwart, that the top of one may rest on the root or stub of the other.
It seems obvious that a greater police presence in that neighborhood might thwart some criminals and inadvertently save lives.
Fortunately I am a light sleeper, so I should be able to thwart any attempts to slice bits off me for a tasty midnight snack.
Thirteen oarsmen and a captain form the crew of the fixed- thwart rowing boats that participate in the competitions.
We all know who these people are, they walk among us every day and attempt to thwart carefully laid plans of anti-productivity with thoughts of ambition and determination.
One way to thwart such unscrupulous people is for the bona fide seed companies to make their presences felt at every level in the country.
a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore