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Stymie   /stˈaɪmi/   Listen
Stymie

verb
(past & past part. stymied; pres. part. stymieing)
1.
Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.  Synonyms: block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymy.






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"Stymie" Quotes from Famous Books



... idea that I can explain everything to her. I suppose I must have explained a stymie or a no-ball very ...
— The Sunny Side • A. A. Milne



Words linked to "Stymie" :   hang, check, obstruction, obstacle, preclude, foreclose, position, filibuster, situation, bottleneck, forbid, stonewall, prevent, forestall



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