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Meaning of stonewall

stone•wall

Pronunciation: (stōn'wôl"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to engage in stonewalling.
  2. filibuster (def. 3).
  3. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance and runs.
—v.t.
  1. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation.
  2. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, esp. by excessive or prolonged debate.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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