stymie: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stī'mē), [key]
— n., v., -mied, -mie•ing.
  1. (on a putting green) an instance of a ball's lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt.
  2. a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.
  1. to hinder, block, or thwart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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