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  Definition of Stymie
  1. a thwarting and distressing situation
  2. a situation in golf where an opponent''s ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
  3. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
Similar Words: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymy, embarrass

 

Hyponyms: stonewall, filibuster, check, hang, bottleneck

 

Derivational Morphology: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymy, embarrass, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, obstruction, blockage, closure, occlusion, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter

 

 
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