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Past participle: stymied
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|Noun||1.||stymy - a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole|
|2.||stymy - a thwarting and distressing situation|
|Verb||1.||stymy - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"|
stonewall - obstruct or hinder any discussion; "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
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; "His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"