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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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This property also stymies growth of tumor cells (SN: 11/20/99, p.
Pete Wilson's office of education lashed out at board members, saying their reluctance to test all children in English stymies academic reform efforts.
This stymies both the apartment owners, whose families have gotten larger, and buyers looking to move up.
Indeed, Manji has some evidence that lithium-treated cells eventually begin to overproduce a protein that stymies the cell's internal suicide program.
The drug homes in on the cancer cells and stymies their growth.
Two of the new proteins thwart clotting by binding to and inactivating factor Xa; the third protein stymies factor VIIa and "inhibits the initiation of the entire coagulation cascade," says Vlasuk.