The outside world has achieved remarkable success delaying and thwarting the Iranian nuclear program.
The Nevada Democrat is the best filibuster buster in history, thwarting 69 percent of total Republican attempts.
Romney said current trade restrictions are thwarting economic growth in developing nations as well as in the United States.
Military men defended the repression as key to thwarting the communist threat.
No cameras were allowed, thwarting the paparazzi who tried to follow Clooney into the service.
You see, I have a powerful interest in thwarting the projects of this female envoy of God, should they ever be realized.
“Sir Peter has great faith in annoying and thwarting me,” she went on.
Moreover, she guessed that it had something to do with thwarting Gomez, and she meant to help him if she had an opportunity.
I have been thwarting, deceiving, and betraying you—from conviction.'
Meanwhile, he devoted his thoughts to some discreet way of thwarting Clameran's marriage with Madeleine.
c.1200, from Old Norse þvert "across," originally neuter of thverr (adj.) "transverse, across," cognate with Old English þweorh "transverse, perverse, angry, cross," from Proto-Germanic *thwerkhaz (cf. Middle Dutch dwers, Dutch dwars "cross-grained, contrary," Old High German twerh, German quer, Gothic þwairhs "angry"), altered (by influence of *thwer- "to turn") from *therkh-, from PIE *twork-/*twerk- "twist" (cf. Latin torquere "to twist," Sanskrit tarkuh "spindle," Old Church Slavonic traku "band, girdle," Old High German drahsil "turner," German drechseln "to turn on a lathe").
"oppose, hinder," mid-13c., from thwart (adv.). Related: Thwarted; thwarting.