verb (stymies, stymieing, stymied)[with object] informal
- He is confident the job will be completed by the end of the year, and even sooner had not the horrendous weather of recent months stymied their progress.
- I'm now working out smarter and harder, busting through strength plateaus that had stymied my progress for years.
- In the Dark Ages, in Europe, while the Inquisition reigned, progress was stymied.
Mid 19th century (originally a golfing term, denoting a situation on the green where a ball obstructs the shot of another player): of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with stymieblimey, gorblimey, grimy, limey, slimy, thymy
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