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STYMIE (stymying)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stymie mean? 

STYMIE (noun)
  The noun STYMIE has 2 senses:

1. a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
2. a thwarting and distressing situation

  Familiarity information: STYMIE used as a noun is rare.


STYMIE (verb)
  The verb STYMIE has 1 sense:

1. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

  Familiarity information: STYMIE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STYMIE (noun)


Sense 1stymie [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

stymie; stymy

Hypernyms ("stymie" is a kind of...):

position; situation (a condition or position in which you find yourself)


Sense 2stymie [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thwarting and distressing situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

stymie; stymy

Hypernyms ("stymie" is a kind of...):

obstacle; obstruction (something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted)


STYMIE (verb)


Sense 1stymie [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stymie; obstruct; blockade; stymy; embarrass; hinder; block

Context example:

His brother blocked him at every turn

Hypernyms (to "stymie" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stymie"):

stonewall (obstruct or hinder any discussion)

filibuster (obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation)

check (block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey)

hang (prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury)

bottleneck (slow down or impede by creating an obstruction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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