Definition of stonewall verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stonewall

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stonewall
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːl//
 
he / she / it stonewalls
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːlz//
 
past simple stonewalled
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːld//
 
past participle stonewalled
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːld//
 
-ing form stonewalling
BrE BrE//ˌstəʊnˈwɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnwɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] stonewall (somebody/something) (especially in politics) to delay a discussion or decision by refusing to answer questions or by talking a lot He stonewalled successfully on the Prime Minister’s behalf. She stonewalled questions about her personal life.

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