or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
Examples from the Web for stymie
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
Would that derail or at least stymie the popularity of remaking old movies?
The common method of playing a stymie is by pitching your ball over that of your opponent, but this is not always possible.
It is obvious from this description that the stroke in Braid's mind is totally different from my stymie stroke.
There is another way of negotiating a stymie which I have never seen described.
The simplest and most frequent is the waiving of the lost stroke for a stymie.The Spirit of the Links|Henry Leach
He may dodge a stymie or circumvent an inconvenient piece of the green over which, without the cut, the ball would have to travel.
British Dictionary definitions for stymie
verb -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying or -mied (tr; often passive)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for stymie
Word Origin and History for stymie
1834, (n.), "condition in which an opponent's golf ball blocks the hole," perhaps from Scottish stymie "person who sees poorly," from stime "the least bit" (c.1300), of uncertain origin (Icelandic cognate skima is attested from c.1685). The verb, in golf, is from 1857; general sense of "block, hinder, thwart" is from 1902.