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Word: frustrate

Definition: thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose


Sentences Containing 'frustrate'

In contract law: A contract may be frustrated on the occurrence of a condition subsequent: in a contract to provide a music hall for a musical performance, the burning down of the music hall may frustrate the contract and automatically bring it to an end.
In response, the Kenyan government enacted a number of repressive measures designed to frustrate their efforts: Somali leaders were routinely placed in preventive detention, where they remained well into the late 1970s.
Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
This meant the first of several backtrackings that would extend the journey and frustrate the men.
Though Ray's parents frustrate her, she rarely shows her feelings to them, resulting in occasional bursts in private of yelling, stomping, and throwing objects.
Village green legislation is often used to try to frustrate development.

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