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English noun: stymie

1. stymie (state) a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole


Synonymsstymy


Broader (hypernym)position, situation

2. stymie (cognition) a thwarting and distressing situation


Synonymsstymy


Broader (hypernym)obstacle, obstruction


English verb: stymie

1. stymie (social) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of


SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.


Synonymsblock, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, check, filibuster, hang, stonewall









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