stymie

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stymie (plural stymies)

  1. An obstacle or obstruction.
  2. (golf) A situation where an opponent's ball is directly in the way of one's own ball and the hole, on the putting green.

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stymie (third-person singular simple present stymies, present participle stymieing, simple past and past participle stymied)

  1. To thwart or stump; to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck.
    They had lost the key, and the lock stymied the first three locksmiths they called.

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