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
Eight of ten stymies should present no more difficulty than an ordinary put.
I believe it is the law that there are no stymies in a three-ball match.The Man Who Rose Again|Joseph Hocking
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.
There is one remark which James Braid makes about stymies which I should like to refer to here.