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Noun: stonewalling  'stown,wo-ling [N. Amer], stown'wo-ling or 'stown,wo-ling [Brit]
  1. Stalling or delaying especially by refusing to answer questions or cooperate
Verb: stonewall  'stown,wol [N. Amer], stown'wol or 'stown,wol [Brit]
  1. Obstruct or hinder any discussion
    "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
     
  2. Engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
    "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"

Derived forms: stonewallings

Type of: block, blockade, delay, detain, embarrass, hinder, hold up, obstruct, stall, stalling, stymie, stymy

Encyclopedia: Stonewalling

Stonewall, OK