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Dictionary Definition

frustrate

Verb

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, bilk]
2 treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. to disappoint or defeat
    It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.
  2. to hinder
    My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.

Translations

to disappoint or defeat
to hinder

Italian

Adjective

frustrate
  1. Feminine plural form of frustrato

Noun

frustrate
  1. Plural of frustrata

Verb

frustrate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, frustrare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, frustrare#Italian|frustrare

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