Roleset id: thwart.01 , prevent, Source: , vncls: , framnet: thwart.01: THWART-V NOTES: Frames file for 'thwart' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. This is truly one of the most wondrous verbs of English. I mean, just listen to it: "thwart". Sounds like an obese toad falling six stories onto pavement. (from thwart.01-v predicate notes)
Example: just transitive
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: infinitive
But [the new pact]-1 will force huge debt on the new firm and could still fail *trace*-1 to thwart rival suitor McCaw Cellular.
Arg1: rival suitor McCaw Cellular
Example: with instrumental adjunct
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
In February 1987, Bally thwarted a possible hostile takeover bid from Mr. Trump by agreeing to buy 2.6 million of Mr. Trump's 3.1 million Bally shares for $83.7 million -- more than $18 million above market price.
Argm-tmp: In February 1987
Arg1: a possible hostile takeover bid from Mr. Trump
Argm-mnr: by agreeing to buy 2.6 million of Mr. Trump's 3.1 million Bally shares for $83.7 million -- more than $18 million above market price