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stonewall

To be evasive, noncompliant, or uncooperative; to employ delaying or obstructive tactics. Can be used either transitively or intransitively. The party has been stonewalling the legislation in the senate until the president-elect takes office. The court order will hopefully stop the CEO from stonewalling any further.

stonewall

1. tv. to obstruct something or someone. And again, the mayor tried to stonewall the investigation.
2. n. an obstructionist act. His answer to the committee was another stonewall that caught them all by surprise.
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"One of which was a penalty incident that looked to be a stonewaller but was given as a free-kick to Harrogate."
"I've watched the video and I thought it was a stonewaller but I thought Watford's was a penalty as well.
It was a stonewaller but Poll could not see and his linesman turned a blind eye.
The Portugal star insisted it was a stonewaller and said: "Lucas was tackled from behind and if they don't give him the penalty it's a goal.
"Maybe the TV will show it differently and, in fairness, we were denied a stonewaller in the first half."
BRENDAN RODGERS accused referee Lee Probert of denying his side victory after turning down a late penalty shout even Neil Warnock admitted was a stonewaller.
"There is one on Stephen Ward which is an absolute stonewaller," McCarthy said, before joking: "But we haven't had one yet, so why bother?
"Referees have to be absolutely certain but we've had some really horrible ones given against us and then we don't get a stonewaller.
"The coaches have watched a tape of the incident and they also agree it was a stonewaller.
The Solitude stonewaller is also an admirer of the Oval pairing of Andy Kirk and Justin McBride.
He said: "From where I was standing, our boy went down in the box after a challenge and it is was a stonewaller.
We had a couple of great chances and a couple of penalty claims, one which was an absolute stonewaller.
"The referee's told me at the end it's a stonewaller and you just feel cheated.
LINLITHGOW 0 AUCHINLECK 0 JAMES LATTA insists Auchinleck were denied a "stonewaller" after his shout for a Scottish Cup penalty fell on deaf ears.
He added: "It was a stonewaller and should have been a red card.