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frustrate

 
Verb frustrate has 2 senses
  1. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
    --1 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived forms: noun frustration3, noun frustration1, noun frustration2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
    --2 is one way to harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
    Derived form: noun frustration3
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to frustrate Sue
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