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frustror , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep.; also: fru-stro , āre, 1, v. a. frustra, to deceive, disappoint, trick, frustrate (syn.: decipio, deludo, fraudo, fallo, etc.).
I. Lit. (class.).
(α). In the dep. form: “nescio quis praestigiator hanc frustratur mulierem,Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 200: “aut certare cum aliis pugnaciter aut frustrari cum alios, tum etiam me ipsum velim,Cic. Ac. 2, 20, 65: “ne frustretur ipse se,Ter. Eun. prol. 14: “se ipsum,Nep. Hann. 2, 6: o bone, ne te Frustrere; “insanis et tu,Hor. S. 2, 3, 32: “Tarquinios spe auxilii,Liv. 2, 15, 5: “Cloelia frustrata custodes,id. 2, 13, 6: “saepe jam me spes frustrata est,Ter. And. 2, 2, 37; Lentul. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 14, 1; cf.: “sat adhuc tua nos frustrata est fides,Ter. Ad. 4, 4, 11: “exspectationem frustrari et differre,Plin. Ep. 2, 10, 2: “improbas spes hominum,id. ib. 8, 18, 3: “spem mercantium (opp. explere),Suet. Aug. 75: “frustratus vincula,” i. e. escaped from them, Sol. 1.— Poet.: “o numquam frustrata vocatus hasta meos,hast never deceived me invoking thee, Verg. A. 12, 95; cf. Stat. S. 1, 2, 62: inceptus clamor frustratur hiantes, deceives, i. e. dies away from their lips, Verg. A. 6, 493.— Absol.: “Cocceius vide ne frustretur,Cic. Att. 12, 18, 3; Lucr. 4, 571.—
(β). In the act. form: “non frustrabo vos, milites, Caes. Fragm. ap. Diomed. p. 395 P.: atque i se quom frustrant, frustrari alios stolidi existumant,Plaut. Bacch. 3, 6, 19; Liv. 7, 38, 9; cf.: qui ventrem frustrarunt suum, Pompon. ap. Non. 473, 18: “frustrantia dona,fruitless, bootless, Prud. Apoth. 640. —Pass.: frustramur, irridemur, Laber. ap. Prisc. p. 793 P.: ignavissimi quique tenuissima spe frustrantur, Sall. Or. Licin. med.; so, “frustratus spe continuandi consulatus,Vell. 2, 21, 2; for which: frustratus a spe, Fenest. ap. Prisc. p. 793 P.: “variis dilationibus frustratus,Just. 8, 3, 9.—With gen.: “captionis versutae et excogitatae frustratus,Gell. 5, 10, 16.—
II. Transf., to make vain, of no effect, or useless (post-Aug. and very rare): “imprudenter facta opera frustrantur impensas,Col. 1, 1, 2; cf. “laborem, id. praef. § 22: in se implicati arborum rami lento vimine frustrabantur ictus,Curt. 6, 5, 8.
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