stonewalled

stonewall

[stohn-wawl]
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in stonewalling.
2.
British, filibuster ( def 3 ).
3.
Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance and runs.
verb (used with object)
4.
Informal. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation.
5.
British. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
adjective
6.
pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.

Origin:
v. and adj. use of noun phrase stone wall

stonewaller, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To stonewalled
Collins
World English Dictionary
stonewall (ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) cricket (of a batsman) to play defensively
2.  to obstruct or hinder (parliamentary business)
 
stone'waller
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature