stymy

Definitions of stymy
  1. verb
    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    synonyms: block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie
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    stonewall
    obstruct or hinder any discussion
    filibuster
    obstruct deliberately by delaying
    check
    block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
    hang
    prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
    bottleneck
    slow down or impede by creating an obstruction
    type of:
    forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, preempt, prevent
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  2. noun
    a thwarting and distressing situation
    synonyms: stymie
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    obstacle, obstruction
    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  3. noun
    a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    synonyms: stymie
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    position, situation
    a condition or position in which you find yourself
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