Stymie - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstaɪmɪ|  American pronunciation of the word stymie
Brit.  |ˈstaɪmɪ|  British pronunciation of the word stymie


- a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole (syn: stymy)
- a thwarting and distressing situation (syn: stymy)


- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of (syn: block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymy)

Extra examples

Financial difficulties have stymied the company's growth.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stymie
he/she/it: stymies
present participle: stymieing
past tense: stymied
past participle: stymied
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