Foil and Thwart


Foil verb - To prevent from achieving a goal.
Usage example: in popular fiction the hero will always foil the villain's plans

Thwart is a synonym for foil in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Thwart" instead a verb "Foil", when it comes to topics like allow, baffle, circumvent. popular alternative

Nearby Words: foiled, foiling


Thwart verb - To prevent from achieving a goal.
Usage example: a coalition of grassroots organizations thwarted the company's efforts to get approval for a new power plant

Foil is a synonym for thwart in activity topic. You can use "Foil" instead a verb "Thwart", if it concerns topics such as allow, baffle, stop. popular alternative

Nearby Words: thwarted, thwarting

Common collocations

attack foil attack thwart attack
guy foil guy thwart guy
attempt foil attempt thwart attempt
plot foil plot thwart plot
Other words: gang, time, plan, scheme, bad, villain, invasion, assassination, robbery, ambush, plans, attacks, criminals, schemes, guys, terrorists, attempts.
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