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: A sustained stonewall, no one's been willing to answer questions for a weekverb
To delay and obstruct, esp by stubbornly keeping silent: I want you all to stonewall it
[1914+; fr a cricket term used of a determined batsman who blocked everything as if hewere a stone wall; in the US probably influenced by the stolid reputation of the Confederate general Thomas J ''Stonewall'' Jackson; the term became prominent during the early 1970s Watergate scandal]