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What does stymied mean?

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September 10, 2008 2:58PM


stymie Plural

stymies stymie (plural stymies) # An obstacle or obstruction. # (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. Infinitive

to stymie Third person singular

stymies Simple past

stymied Past participle

stymied Present participle

stymieing to stymie (third-person singular simple present stymies, present participle stymieing, simple past and past participle stymied) # 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.