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Meaning of STYMIE

Pronunciation:  'stImee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thwarting and distressing situation
  2. [n]  a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
  3. [v]  hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

STYMIE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymy
 See Also: bottleneck, check, filibuster, forbid, foreclose, forestall, hang, obstacle, obstruction, position, preclude, prevent, situation, stonewall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sty"mie\, n. Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . [Orig. uncertain.]
    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
  2. \Sty"mie\, v. t. Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . (Golf)
    To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.