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stone·wall

 (stōn′wôl′)
v. stone·walled, stone·wall·ing, stone·walls
v.intr.
1. Informal
a. To engage in delaying tactics; stall: "stonewalling for time in order to close the missile gap" (James Reston).
b. To refuse to answer or cooperate.
2. Sports To play defensively rather than trying to score in cricket.
v.tr. Informal
To refuse to answer or cooperate with; resist or rebuff: "I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment" (Richard M. Nixon).

stone′wall′er n.

stonewall

(ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl)
vb
1. (Cricket) (intr) cricket (of a batsman) to play defensively
2. (Parliamentary Procedure) to obstruct or hinder (parliamentary business)
ˌstoneˈwaller n

stone•wall

(ˈstoʊnˌwɔl)

v.i.
1. to be evasive or uncooperative; use obstructive tactics.
2. Chiefly Brit. to filibuster.
3. (of a batsman in cricket) to play a defensive game.
v.t.
4. to obstruct or evade; refuse to cooperate with.
5. Chiefly Brit. to filibuster.
[1885–90]
stone′wall`er, n.

stonewall


Past participle: stonewalled
Gerund: stonewalling

Imperative
stonewall
stonewall
Present
I stonewall
you stonewall
he/she/it stonewalls
we stonewall
you stonewall
they stonewall
Preterite
I stonewalled
you stonewalled
he/she/it stonewalled
we stonewalled
you stonewalled
they stonewalled
Present Continuous
I am stonewalling
you are stonewalling
he/she/it is stonewalling
we are stonewalling
you are stonewalling
they are stonewalling
Present Perfect
I have stonewalled
you have stonewalled
he/she/it has stonewalled
we have stonewalled
you have stonewalled
they have stonewalled
Past Continuous
I was stonewalling
you were stonewalling
he/she/it was stonewalling
we were stonewalling
you were stonewalling
they were stonewalling
Past Perfect
I had stonewalled
you had stonewalled
he/she/it had stonewalled
we had stonewalled
you had stonewalled
they had stonewalled
Future
I will stonewall
you will stonewall
he/she/it will stonewall
we will stonewall
you will stonewall
they will stonewall
Future Perfect
I will have stonewalled
you will have stonewalled
he/she/it will have stonewalled
we will have stonewalled
you will have stonewalled
they will have stonewalled
Future Continuous
I will be stonewalling
you will be stonewalling
he/she/it will be stonewalling
we will be stonewalling
you will be stonewalling
they will be stonewalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stonewalling
you have been stonewalling
he/she/it has been stonewalling
we have been stonewalling
you have been stonewalling
they have been stonewalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stonewalling
you will have been stonewalling
he/she/it will have been stonewalling
we will have been stonewalling
you will have been stonewalling
they will have been stonewalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stonewalling
you had been stonewalling
he/she/it had been stonewalling
we had been stonewalling
you had been stonewalling
they had been stonewalling
Conditional
I would stonewall
you would stonewall
he/she/it would stonewall
we would stonewall
you would stonewall
they would stonewall
Past Conditional
I would have stonewalled
you would have stonewalled
he/she/it would have stonewalled
we would have stonewalled
you would have stonewalled
they would have stonewalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stonewall - obstruct or hinder any discussion; "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
2.stonewall - engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate; "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"
delay, detain, hold up - cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
Translations

stonewall

[ˈstəʊnˈwɔːl] VI
1. (Sport) → jugar a la defensiva
2. (in answering questions) → negarse a contestar

stonewall

[ˈstəʊnwɔːl]
vifaire de l'obstruction
vtfaire obstruction àstone-washed stonewashed [ˈstəʊnwɒʃt] adj [jeans] → délavé(e)

stonewall

[ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl]
1. vi (fig) → fare ostruzionismo
2. vtostacolare
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