frustrate frustrate  /f ˈrə ˌstreɪt/


  1. (v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  2. (v) treat cruelly


Derived Word(s)


  1. It is obvious that they realize they have lost the people, so the only thing to do is to frustrate the opposition.
  2. It was to frustrate competitive inquisitiveness that they hooded their motor.
  3. Then they were programmed to settle at various depths in patterns designed to frustrate enemy minesweepers.


  1. Iran's Khamenei says big election turnout will frustrate foes

    By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader urged voters to turn out in big numbers for a presidential election on Friday, saying such a show of strength would frustrate Tehran's enemies. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking on the last day of a subdued campaign that has not produced a leading candidate from three main hardliners and one moderate. The winner will replace Mahmoud ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Is Merion the place for Tiger to win major No. 15?

    Course seems to set up nicely for Woods' strengths, but a slow start could frustrate world's No. 1 player ARDMORE — In addition to tangled rough and wicker baskets and long par 3s, Merion Golf Club will be dotted with pockets of clover for this week's U.S. Open. Matt Shaffer, Merion's director of golf course operations, delights in that.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review notes: A fashion statement crossover

    DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW STOY: Why is it a vehicle can frustrate during one drive then charm during another? I look back at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: AutoWeek


  1. Wind-up latest: "The Dutch themselves think their strength lies in attack so what we need to do is try to wind them up and frustrate them," said the midfielder Yuki Abe.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Yuki Abe Source: The Guardian

  2. "If a state measure to regulate security at high-risk facilities does not conflict with, interfere with, hinder, or frustrate the purpose of DHS's regulations, it would not be pre-empted," Chertoff wrote.
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: Forbes

  3. "We will not seek to frustrate the Government seeking to implement its Forward With Fairness policy," Mr Turnbull said.
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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