frustrate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"frustrate" in British English

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frustrateverb [T]

uk   /frʌsˈtreɪt/  us   /ˈfrʌs.treɪt/

frustrate verb [T] (DISCOURAGE)

to make someone ​feelannoyed 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 ​continuingcivilwar is frustrating the ​efforts of ​reliefagencies.
(Definition of frustrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frustrate" in American English

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frustrateverb [T]

 us   /ˈfrʌs·treɪt/

frustrate verb [T] (ANNOY)

to ​annoy someone or ​cause someone to be ​disappointed or ​discouraged: People are frustrated with the politicians. Customer ​service is ​important, so ​businesses can’t ​afford to frustrate ​customers.

frustrate verb [T] (BLOCK)

to ​block something from being ​achieved; ​prevent the ​success of a ​plan or ​effort: For now there are enough ​votes to frustrate the ​administration on ​issue after ​issue.
(Definition of frustrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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