Frustrate

Frus"trate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frustrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Frustrating.] 1. To bring to nothing; to prevent from attaining a purpose; to disappoint; to defeat; to baffle; as, to frustrate a plan, design, or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose.
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Shall the adversary thus obtain
His end and frustrate thine ?
Milton.
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2. To make null; to nullifly; to render invalid or of no effect; as, to frustrate a conveyance or deed.

Syn. -- To balk; thwart; foil; baffle; defeat.
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