|1.||[ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of|
|Synonyms:||thwart foil cross bilk scotch baffle spoil queer|
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"
|Related terms:||prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross|
|2.||[ verb ] treat cruelly|
|Synonyms:||crucify tantalize bedevil rag dun torment|
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
|Related terms:||annoy harass tease persecute hamstring madden tormentor frustration harassment badgering|