frus·trate /ˈfrəsˌtret/ 及物動詞
Frus·trate a. Vain; ineffectual; useless; unprofitable; null; voil; nugatory; of no effect. “Our frustrate search.”
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.
Shall the adversary thus obtain
His end and frustrate thine ? --Milton.
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.
v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's
amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart,
queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, baffle,
2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun]