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stymie

(ˈstɑɪmi)
tv. to obstruct someone or something. He did everything he could to stymie the investigation.
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If he had more foresight, he would have seen that the waste of money and the efforts of hundreds of officers in complying with the decree would stymie his efforts as mayor to hire more police.
Jones, who won eight majors in a 13-year amateur career capped by his grand slam in 1930, is pictured hitting woods, long irons and short irons and demonstrating putting, chipping, the grip and even the art of the stymie.
But goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere quickly became the story of the playoffs when he led the Ducks to a first-round sweep of the defending Stanley Cup-champion Detroit Red Wings and continued to stymie opponents during the Ducks' run to the Finals.
Bioterrorism: USDA must be attentive to proposed regulations to implement the "Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002" to assure they maintain a safe domestic food supply, but do not stymie agricultural trade in the process.
The proposals could have the effect of impeding shareholders from realizing enhanced value on their shares and stymie business and market opportunities that could lead to enhanced value for all SciClone shareholders.
19, The New York Times reported that Brownback said Neff's involvement in the ceremony still troubles him and warrants further investigation, but that he would no longer stymie a vote on the nomination.
Like similar cases brought by the Church of Scientology, the suit presents the surreal spectacle of a religion trying to stymie the free distribution of its own teachings.
does [not] encourage young women to participate--a failure that will likely stymie the growth of women's athletics and could reverse the progress made over the last three decades," Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (www.
Ds who are directors of MBA career development at the Harvard Business School -- believe can stymie executives from reaching the top.