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bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
frustrate
Definition:
treat cruelly; " The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Synonyms:

noun
frustrate
baffle, bedevil, bilk, cross, crucify, dun, foil, rag, scotch, spoil, thwart, torment.
prevent
defeat, disappoint, nullify, stymie.
verb
de-motivate
dampen, daunt, depress, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, stifle, throttle, de-motivate.
fail
disappoint.
hinder
baffle, bar, block, bottleneck, brake, bung, burden, catch, check, choke, clog, complicate, congest, constipate, constrain, counter, cramp, crimp, cripple, curb, dam, delay, detain, deter, drag, encumber, entangle, entrap, fetter, foul, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, impair, impede, inhibit, interrupt, jam, mire, obstruct, oppose, paralyze, plug, resist, restrain, restrict, snag, snarl, stay, stop, tangle, thwart.
social
baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, scotch, spoil, thwart, queer.
thwart, disappoint
annul, arrest, baffle, balk, bar, beat, block, cancel, check, circumvent, confront, conquer, counter, counteract, cramp, crimp, dash, defeat, depress, discourage, dishearten, foil, forbid, forestall, halt, hinder, hold up, impede, inhibit, lick, negate, neutralize, nullify, obstruct, obviate, outwit, overcome, preclude, prevent, prohibit, ruin, stump, stymie, hang up, foul up, cramp one's style, dash one's hope, give the run around, render null and void, upset the applecart.
Examples of usage:
  1. " In order to meet and frustrate the design of the enemy, the mate of the ship had one of the quarter- deck guns loaded with grape and canister shot; he then ordered all the ports on this quarter to be shut, so that the gun could not be seen; and thus were both parties prepared when the privateer came boldly up within a few yards of the ship's lee quarter. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  2. Her marriage in Savoy, moreover, was opposed strongly by Philip for another reason, namely, that he would, in case it was effected, be obliged to hand to his sister the domains belonging to Burgundy which had been bequeathed to her by her mother; and in order to frustrate it Philip brought forward the recently widowed King of Portugal as a fit husband for Margaret, which would have secured her residence in a distant country, and his continued occupation of her Burgundian inheritance. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  3. The most unceasing vigilance and unfaltering resolution were needed to frustrate all plots and plans. – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote
  4. Nothing was too unreasonable or unlikely for his fears, and as he approached the church he was firmly convinced that something had happened to frustrate his hopes; nobody was in sight, the Berwen brawled on its way, the birds sang the ivy on the old church tower glistened in the sunshine, and the sea- gulls sailed overhead as usual. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  5. Afterwards her visitor could go away and give any account of her he wished, although naturally this might frustrate all her hopes and ambitions and make her dearest friends angry with her for life. – The Camp Fire Girls' Careers by Margaret Vandercook

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