English verb: stonewall
|1.||stonewall (communication) obstruct or hinder any discussion|
|Samples||Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation.|
When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||delay, detain, hold up|