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Hinder vs. Thwart

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  • Hinder (verb)

    To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.

    "A drought hinders the growth of plants."

  • Hinder (verb)

    To keep back; to delay or impede; to prevent.

  • Hinder (verb)

    To cause harm.

  • Hinder (adjective)

    Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.

    "the hinder end of a wagon"

    "the hinder parts of a horse"

  • Hinder (noun)

    The buttocks.

  • Thwart (verb)

    To prevent; to cause to fail

    "The police thwarted the would-be assassin."

    "Our plans for a picnic were thwarted by the thunderstorm."

  • Thwart (verb)

    To move across or counter to; to cross.

    "An arrow thwarts the air."

  • Thwart (noun)

    A brace, perpendicular to the keel, that helps maintain the beam (breadth) of a marine vessel against external water pressure and that may serve to support the rail.

    "A well made dugout canoe rarely needs a thwart."

  • Thwart (noun)

    A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.

    "The fisherman sat on the aft thwart to row."

  • Thwart (adjective)

    Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.

  • Thwart (adjective)

    Perverse; crossgrained.

  • Thwart (adverb)

    Obliquely; transversely; athwart.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Hinder (adjective)

    Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.

  • Hinder

    To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; - often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.

  • Hinder

    To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

  • Hinder (verb)

    To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

  • Thwart (adjective)

    Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.

  • Thwart (adjective)

    Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained.

  • Thwart (adverb)

    Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart.

  • Thwart (preposition)

    Across; athwart.

  • Thwart (noun)

    A seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat.

  • Thwart

    To move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air.

  • Thwart

    To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.

  • Thwart (verb)

    To move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner.

  • Thwart (verb)

    Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hinder (verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to;

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  • Hinder (verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

  • Hinder (verb)

    put at a disadvantage;

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

  • Hinder (adjective)

    located at or near the back of an animal;

    "back (or hind) legs"

    "the hinder part of a carcass"

  • Thwart (noun)

    a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

  • Thwart (verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"

    "foil your opponent"

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