stymie: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stī'mē), [key]
— n., v., -mied, -mie•ing.
- (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.
- a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.
- to hinder, block, or thwart.
- stymie (Thesaurus)