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stymie

sty·mie (sty·my)

stymie (stymy)

 
 
pronunciation:
staI mi
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stymied, stymieing, stymies, stymying
definition: to impede or thwart.
The town council stymied the developer's plans.She had ability as a skater, but she was stymied by lack of money to pay an expert coach.
similar words:
balk, frustrate, impede
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which stymies; obstacle or impediment.
definition 2: in golf, the obstruction of one's line of play by an opponent's ball on a putting green.
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