or sty·my or sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
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Origin of stymie
Example sentences from the Web for stymie
How will the country cope with the immense energy shortage that stymies economic opportunity for a restless nation?Pakistan’s Crucial Elections: There’s Much at Stake for the U.S.|Shirin Tahir-Kheli|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The fact which must be driven home is that some stymies are negotiable and others are not—not by any player or by any method.
If the ball that stymies you is on the lip and your own is three yards away, it is obvious that you cannot pitch over it.
If the balls are much more than a foot apart, the "follow-through method" of playing stymies is almost certain to fail.
I maintain that in the nature of things most ordinary stymies, when played in the manner which I advocate, are very easy.The Soul of Golf|Percy Adolphus Vaile
An interesting case was quoted to me some time since of the success a man achieved in lofting over stymies, and the reason why.The Happy Golfer|Henry Leach