stymie - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stymie

(noun) a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
Synonyms : stymy
(noun) a thwarting and distressing situation
Synonyms : stymy
(verb) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Synonyms : block , blockade , embarrass , hinder , obstruct , stymy
Example Sentence
  • His brother blocked him at every turn

Memory aid to help you memorize this

Stymie is a negative word. Stymie means "tie me". i.e., prevent from moving forward.
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sty- a sty in your eye blocks or prevents you from seeing
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sounds a bit like stand in the way of.... which means preventing
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consistent with the software company's STYle, Microsoft IE crashes all the time to thwart and block my internet browsing.
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A <B>stye</B> is a blocked oil gland in the eyelid.
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relates to TIE ME. when hot girl hug u and sali chad di nai
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[sty=stay,mie=me];an obstacle stays me[block-hinder]
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The stemmie left over from the downed Red Wood is in my way!
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Stymie:Anything that makes me feel like a pygmy
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stay in my way
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WHY ME? always i have the obstacles in my path :(
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