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stonewall

stone·wall

stonewall

 
pronunciation:
ston wawl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stonewalled, stonewalling, stonewalls
definition: to block or hinder someone or some process, as by delaying, stalling, or withholding cooperation.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: (informal) to block or hinder (someone, a group, or a process) by delaying or withholding cooperation.
He stonewalled the investigation by repeating that he couldn't remember.
similar words:
stall
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