stymie


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to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

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a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole

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a thwarting and distressing situation

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A drug that has been prescribed for 30 years for a condition known as dry mouth can also stymie the formation of precancerous lung lesions in cigarette smokers, particularly those who have quit.
In announcing the agreement, Raul Pupo, Chief Executive Officer of TIS, stated: "Large capital acquisitions required to undertake complex technology deployments are an impediment which can inhibit a company's competitive strategy and stymie growth.
The acquisition of MediaDefender, which uses technology to stymie unauthorized downloading of songs by flooding file-sharing networks with bogus tracks, is part of an ongoing restructuring plan by Los Angeles-based ARTISTdirect.
Corruption investigations could prevent the passage of reforms and stymie the budgetary process, though Fitch does not expect any major fiscal or monetary policy slippage as a result.
In his letter to the state committee's chairwoman, Delgadillo denied trying to stymie Chick and said he would cooperate with a state audit of his office's outside legal bills.
If he had more foresight, he would have seen that the waste of money and the efforts of hundreds of officers in complying with the decree would stymie his efforts as mayor to hire more police.
Researchers also found that CD8 cells from long-term survivors of HIV infection maintain the ability to stymie the virus.
Yet the seemingly simple task of nitrogen fixation continues to stymie chemists seeking easier ways to use the gas in industrial processes.