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frustrate

verb [T] uk   /frʌsˈtreɪt/ us    /ˈfrʌs.treɪt/

frustrate verb [T] (DISCOURAGE)

to make someone feel annoyed or less confident because they cannot achieve what they want: It frustrates me that I'm not able to put any of my ideas into practice.

frustrate verb [T] (PREVENT)

to prevent the plans or efforts of someone or something from being achieved: The continuing civil war is frustrating the efforts of relief agencies.
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