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stymy

[stahy-mee] /ˈstaɪ mi/
noun, plural stymies, verb (used with object), stymied, stymying.
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stymie

/ˈstaɪmɪ/
verb (transitive; often passive) -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying, -mied
1.
to hinder or thwart
2.
(golf) to impede with a stymie
noun (pl) -mies
3.
(golf) (formerly) a situation on the green in which an opponent's ball is blocking the line between the hole and the ball about to be played: an obstructing ball may now be lifted and replaced by a marker
4.
a situation of obstruction
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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