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English verb: stonewall

1. stonewall (communication) obstruct or hinder any discussion


SamplesNixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation.
When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

2. stonewall (change) engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate


SamplesThe President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)delay, detain, hold up









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