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    stonewall - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stonewall

    (verb) obstruct or hinder any discussion
    Example Sentence
    • Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation
    • When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls
    (verb) engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
    Example Sentence
    • The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stonewall

You have a great idea, so you run over to your boss to tell him/her about it. The boss refuses to use your idea. It feels like you hit a stonewall.

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