v. make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment
v. to hinder or thwart; to disappoint or defeat
We must frustrate this dictator's plan to seize control of the government.
An article based on the interview can be found here, which focuses on Mr Lewman's belief that cyberspies in the US and UK are leaking his team information, frustrating their colleagues' efforts to compromise Tor's special browser software.
Sentence in Classic:
Our earthly fire also consumes more or less rapidly according as the object which it attacks is more or less combustible, so that human ingenuity has even succeeded in inventing chemical preparations to check or frustrate its action.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Had we done so, the Count must have guessed our purpose, and would doubtless have taken measures in advance to frustrate such an effort with regard to the others; but now he does not know our intentions.
The men curled into depressions and fitted themselves snugly behind whatever would frustrate a bullet.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
The execution of a plot may be frustrated by some groundless alarm or unforeseen mischance occurring at the very moment when the scheme is to be carried out.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Clifford fascinated her because he always, or so often, frustrated her will, as if by a finer instinct.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
As the frustrating of this one attempt involved a score of false alarms, it will be understood what a tribute old Mrs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context