Definition of stymie verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stymie

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈstaɪmi//
     
    stymie somebody/something(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stymie
     
    he / she / it stymies
     
    past simple stymied
     
    -ing form stymieing
     
     
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  1. 1to prevent someone from doing something that they have planned or want to do; to prevent something from happening synonym foil
  2. 2 He found himself stymied by an old opponent. Financial difficulties have stymied the company's growth.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stymie