- 1to prevent someone from doing something that they have planned or want to do; to prevent something from happening synonym foil
- 2 He found himself stymied by an old opponent. Financial difficulties have stymied the company's growth.
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