noun, plural sty·mies, verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·my·ing.
or sty·my, sti·my
verb (used with object), sty·mied, sty·mie·ing.
Origin of stymie
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Historical Examples of stymying
So much so that they might be disregarded entirely—thus retying the Gordian knots that were stymying the armament program.The Final Figure
Samuel Kimball Merwin
verb -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying or -mied (tr; often passive)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin 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.