Definitions for "Thwart"
Situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique.
Thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart.
Across; athwart.
To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat.
Hence, to be in opposition; to clash.
To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of
Keywords:  crossgrained, perverse, fig
Fig.: Perverse; crossgrained.