Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stymie

Stymie [ STAHY-mee ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to hinder, thwart or stand in one's way as an obstacle
2. (n.) an obstacle, impediment or obstruction
3. (n.) (golf) a condition when the ball (tee) of the opponent serves as an obstacle between the current player's ball (tee) and the hole
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Her efforts were stymied by her opponents.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The questioning conducted on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28 comes amid a move by the governor's attorney to stymie a legislative investigation of Palin.