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.

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