or sty·my or sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
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Origin of stymie
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Example sentences from the Web for stymie
Conflation of the words “intervention” and “invasion” needlessly stymie debate.
Both America's and Iran's regional clients are now openly attempting to stymie the process of rapprochement.
From 2009 through 2012, Capitol Hill Republicans were highly imaginative in their efforts to stymie President Obama.
Corporations figure out our ‘bliss spots,’ manipulate the USDA, and stymie anyone who opposes them.
And as many of the wealthy women are well known, their public persona can stymie the process.More Rich, High-Powered Women Are Turning to Matchmakers to Find Love|Paula Froelich|August 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, the first thing to be done is to get rid of Loudon's stymie with the authorities.Huntingtower|John Buchan
He wished frantically that he could have figured out a way to stymie the chase, but starships were not built to be sabotaged.The Sex Life of the Gods|Michael Knerr
He may dodge a stymie or circumvent an inconvenient piece of the green over which, without the cut, the ball would have to travel.
The common method of playing a stymie is by pitching your ball over that of your opponent, but this is not always possible.
The object is to knock the stymie right away over the hole, and to follow through with your own and drop in.