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Noun: stymie  stI-mee
  1. A situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    - stymy
  2. A thwarting and distressing situation
    - stymy
Verb: stymie (stymied,stymieing,stymies)  stI-mee
  1. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    "His brother stymied him at every turn";
    - obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymy, embarrass

Derived forms: stymieing, stymies

Type of: forbid, foreclose, forestall, obstacle, obstruction, position, preclude, prevent, situation

Encyclopedia: Stymie