stymie


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stymie (someone or something)

To delay, obstruct, or thwart someone or something. If you think I'm going to let some bratty upstart stymie my plans of becoming governor, you've got another think coming! Rescue attempts are being stymied by record snowfall.
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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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Cable multi-system operators, or MSOs, argue that if their rates are regulated, it will strap their marketing efforts, delay expansion and stymie growth of channel capacity.
One example is Bloomberg's ability to streamline the approval and permitting process at the Building Department, which continues to stymie development with costly delays.
Innocent-looking problems involving whole numbers can stymie even the most astute mathematicians.
The bill is intended to stymie investigative reporters or activists looking to document animal abuse.
A drug that has been prescribed for 30 years for a condition known as dry mouth can also stymie the formation of precancerous lung lesions in cigarette smokers, particularly those who have quit.
The decision could help stymie future attempts to control speech in the name of day-to-day business regulation.
Fermat's last theorem is just one of many examples of innocent-looking problems that can long stymie even the most astute mathematicians.
He says there is evidence that T cells called CD4 cells play a role and that interferon, an immune protein known to stymie viruses, is present as well.
The Senate used its ability to stymie the entire renewal process as a fulcrum for change.
These regions contain repetitious sequences that stymie the techniques that scientists use to break down a genome and then assemble its sequence from small pieces.
Even when stripped of key pieces of DNA to stymie its replication powers, a live attenuated AIDS vaccine can slowly recover its virulence and attack immune cells, scientists report.
When they searched databases for proteins similar to the amino, acid sequence predicted by the gene, they discovered that survivin belongs to a small family of proteins known to stymie cell suicide.
They see the environmentalists as enemies, so when Jed's research stymies their plans to blame the bison for infecting their cattle, they will do anything to stop him.