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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"
Noun: stone wall  stown wol
  1. A fence built of rough stones; used to separate fields

Derived forms: stone walls, stonewalls, stonewalling, stonewalled

Type of: block, blockade, delay, detain, embarrass, fence, fencing, hinder, hold up, obstruct, stymie, stymy

Encyclopedia: Stonewall, OK

Stone wall