stymie

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stymie \Sty"mie\, noun Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . [Orig. uncertain.] (Golf) The position of two balls on the putting green such that, being more than six inches apart, one ball lies directly between the other and the hole at which the latter must be played; also, the act of bringing the balls into this position. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Stymie

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stymie \Sty"mie\, verb (used with an object) Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . (Golf) To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stymie

noun

1: a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole [syn: {stymie}, {stymy}]

2: a thwarting and distressing situation [syn: {stymie}, {stymy}]

verb

1: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: {obstruct}, {blockade}, {block}, {hinder}, {stymie}, {stymy}, {embarrass}]


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