• WordNet 3.6
    • v stymy hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of "His brother blocked him at every turn"
    • n stymy a thwarting and distressing situation
    • n stymy a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
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In literature:

Well, the first thing to be done is to get rid of Loudon's stymie with the authorities.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
To stymie is human; to lift up divine.
"More Toasts"
I suppose I must have explained a stymie or a no-ball very cleverly once.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914" by Various
The common method of playing a stymie is by pitching your ball over that of your opponent, but this is not always possible.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Stan began to think they were stymied when all Hades broke loose from above.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
How did he know that globes were stymied by rock?
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
I had to admit I was stymied, and I got so I didn't give a whoop.
"Nine Men in Time" by Noel Miller Loomis
We arranged nothing about stymies before we started, so stymies must stand.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
I think the Americans will be stymied.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
An interesting case was quoted to me some time since of the success a man achieved in lofting over stymies, and the reason why.
"The Happy Golfer" by Henry Leach

In news:

The Kremlin has stymied more than a year of international efforts to apply global pressure on the Assad regime, its strongest ally in the Arab world, but officials say it has expressed equal concern about the threat of any chemical weapons.
Gregor Blanco 's diving catches stymie Tigers.
Winter won't stymie bypass work.
Maryland stymies Cal 's shooters in first round.
But a range of disagreements have stymied the negotiations.
The information is the first possible explanation of factors that have stymied investigators in the Nov 29 killing behind a Cold Spring bar.
Mavericks defense stymies MSU offense in NSIC debut.
Steelers stymie Griffin, roll over Redskins 27-12.
Authority figures — such as police and teachers — teaching children that law enforcement keep streets safe is the best way to counter the "no snitching " code that often stymies investigations.
Stymie is a 1.5 year old American Bulldog / Pit Bull mix that weighs about 60 pounds.
We hope nothing stymie 's you from having a good day.
Abortion could stymie healthcare reform legislation.
Lynch rumbles, Seahawks stymie Romo, Cowboys 27-7.
Stymie 's Recent Photos.
Smith's move could stymie State Senate Democrats.

In science:

Grail of unified field theory, overcoming the problems that had stymied other approaches.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
The AVC is an adversarial model in which the state is controlled by a jammer who wishes to stymie the communication between the encoder and decoder.
Rateless codes for AVC models
The difficulty of accurately measuring significant number of particle positions in the bulk away from the influence of boundaries has also stymied progress.
Spatial distribution functions of random packed granular spheres obtained by direct particle imaging
In fact it is the normalisation problem, not discussed here but see Shanks (1989), at bJ = 18, which stymies our attempts at a definitive explanation.
Hubble Deep Fever: A faint galaxy diagnosis
Other factors have helped to stymie an analytical development of the theory of liquids, such as the failure of the, reasonable sounding, Kirkwood superposition approximation .
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics