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

Derived forms: stymied, stymies, stymying

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