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.
  2. (golf) To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.

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