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Another word for stymie

  1. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      2. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
      3. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
      1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
      2. (Obs.) To make balks in (land)
      3. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
      1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
      2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
      3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      1. To bring to nothing; frustrate
      2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      3. To make (an estate, for example) void; annul.
      1. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
      2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
      3. (Hunting) To make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers
      1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
      2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
      3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
      1. To carry or conduct across something:
      2. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      3. To make or put a line across:
      1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
      2. To travel about, making political speeches
      3. To go about making political speeches.
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Another word for stymie

      1. To shape, mold, or form with or on a block:
      2. To stamp with a block
      3. (Sports) To block an opponent
      1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
      1. To cut off from being seen; block (the view)
      2. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
      3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
      1. To clear stumps from:
      2. To walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
      3. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
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