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English noun: stymy

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


Broader (hypernym)position, situation

2. stymy (cognition) a thwarting and distressing situation


Broader (hypernym)obstacle, obstruction

English verb: stymy

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

SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.

Synonymsblock, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie

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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