- 1Delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by being evasive: she has also stonewalled queries about her love life (as noun stonewalling) a master in the art of stonewalling and political intimidationMore example sentences
- When she confronted Don, he stonewalled her and limited her access to the business records.
- The bankers refused to give an inch and just stonewalled us.
- Each and every time I'd try to arrange a meeting, she'd stonewall me.
- 1.1 [no object] Cricket Bat extremely defensively.More example sentences
- MacGill, who has taken 39 wickets in six Tests against England, often found it more difficult bowling to players whose sole intention was to stonewall.
- If they batted the overs West Indies would win so Vaughan had to go for the kill and Browne and Bradshaw stonewalled defiantly.
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- An act of delaying or obstructing a person, request, or process: I have repeatedly given him the opportunity to clear this matter up, but the estate has met with stonewall after stonewallMore example sentences
- ‘No comment,’ says Smeaton, the only time in several days he resorts to a stonewall.
- But when the journalist politely quizzed Barry about his pay - whether he felt it complied with the recent sentiment about corporate accountability, and whether he felt earned it - all we got was a stonewall.
- Here were two young reporters who brought down an administration by their doggedness, cutting through the stonewall.
More definitions of stonewallDefinition of stonewall in:
- The US English dictionary