frustrate[ fruhs-treyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF frustrate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRUSTRATE
She turned to retreat, but the other two were there to frustrate her purpose.
But there was always a Great Power to frustrate these designs.
Here is an opportunity to frustrate the authoritative (father) figure.
Did she, like the rest of them, suspect me of seeking to frustrate his suit by withholding his fortune?
Cleveland, baffled and frustrate, straightened up and shut off his cameras.
Yet, in what position was he to frustrate Keralio in any of his schemes?
But God hath his working in these things, which man cannot frustrate.
This misadventure that had overwhelmed him might frustrate all the promise of his life.
And now is the time to frustrate their (the Indians) intentions, and keep the country while we are in it.
Her hand was caught, however, by Meestagoosh, in time to frustrate her intention.
mid-15c., from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrari "to deceive, disappoint, frustrate," from frustra (adv.) "in vain, in error," related to fraus "injury, harm" (see fraud). Related: Frustrated; frustrating.