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stymie

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Noun stymie has 2 senses
  1. stymie - a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    --1 is a kind of
    situation, position
  2. stymie - a thwarting and distressing situation
    --2 is a kind of
    obstacle, obstruction
    Derived form: verb stymie1
Verb stymie has 1 sense
  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    --1 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Derived form: noun stymie2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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