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Definition of stymie verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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