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thwarts

verb
present tense third-person singular of thwart

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to prevent from achieving a goal
  • a coalition of grassroots organizations thwarted the company's efforts to get approval for a new power plant

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“Thwarts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thwarts. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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