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synonyms for thwarts

  • circumvent
  • counter
  • curb
  • defeat
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • oppose
  • prevent
  • stymie
  • baffle
  • balk
  • beat
  • bilk
  • check
  • confuse
  • crab
  • cramp
  • crimp
  • cross
  • dash
  • disappoint
  • ditch
  • dodge
  • duck
  • match
  • outwit
  • pit
  • queer
  • restrain
  • ruin
  • scotch
  • skin
  • snafu
  • trammel
  • upset
  • double-cross
  • foul up
  • give the slip
  • hold up
  • louse up
  • play off
  • take down
  • take wind out of

antonyms for thwarts

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  • abet
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • help
  • support
  • clear up
  • delight
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • face
  • free
  • let go
  • liberate
  • lose
  • make happy
  • meet
  • order
  • please
  • release
  • separate
  • straighten
  • forward
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How to use thwarts in a sentence

Wilkins got such a start that he tripped over one of the thwarts in trying to take aim, and nearly upset the boat.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Tying themselves and their buckets to the thwarts, they went to work and soon relieved her of a heavy load.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
She had eight thwarts, on which the paddlers sat, and a seat aft for the helmsman, who also used a paddle for steering.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
Next he split from the other thwarts a piece or two for a boom, then he turned his attention to the sail.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
To step and wedge the mast with the aid of the hatchet and more splinters from the thwarts, did not take long.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
"You lie down under those thwarts, the two of you, and hang on," cried Mayo.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
In doubtful slumber restless lying The eunuch thwarts the fair one's path, Ah!
THE BAKCHESARIAN FOUNTAIN AND OTHER POEMSALEXANDER PUSHKIN
As soon as embarked, we laid the oars upon the thwarts, which formed a platform, by which means we stowed two tier of men.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
The prisoner was disposed to make further resistance, but two men fell upon him and made him fast to one of the thwarts.
STAND BY THE UNIONOLIVER OPTIC
The Russian was standing on the shore, and most of the men were asleep on the thwarts, though Vincent was wide awake.
STAND BY THE UNIONOLIVER OPTIC
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