frustrate ( frustrates 3rd person present) ( frustrating present participle) ( frustrated past tense & past participle )
1 verb If something frustrates you, it upsets or angers you because you are unable to do anything about the problems it creates.
These questions frustrated me... V n
Doesn't it frustrate you that audiences in the theatre are so restricted? V n
frustrated adj usu v-link ADJ
Roberta felt frustrated and angry., ...voters who are frustrated with the council.
frustration ( frustrations plural) n-var
The results show the level of frustration among hospital doctors., ...a man fed up with the frustrations of everyday life.
2 verb If someone or something frustrates a plan or attempt to do something, they prevent it from succeeding.
The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts to gain work permits for his foreign staff. V n
...her frustrated attempt to become governor. V-ed
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 baffle, balk, block, check, circumvent, confront, counter, defeat, disappoint, foil, forestall, hobble, inhibit, neutralize, nullify, render null and void, stymie, thwart
2 depress, discourage, dishearten
1 advance, encourage, endorse, forward, further, promote, satisfy, stimulate
2 cheer, encourage, hearten
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