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 for stymie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stymie \Sty"mie\, n. Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . [Orig. uncertain.]
     (Golf)
     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
     position.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Stymie

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stymie \Sty"mie\, v. t. Also Stimy \Sti"my\ . (Golf)
     To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stymie
      n 1: a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the
           line between your ball and the hole [syn: stymie,
           stymy]
      2: a thwarting and distressing situation [syn: stymie,
         stymy]
      v 1: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His
           brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: obstruct,
           blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy,
           embarrass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "stymie":
     block, brake, confound, deadlock, defeat, flummox, foil, frustrate,
     halt, hinder, impede, nonplus, obstruct, ruin, slow down, snooker,
     spike, stall, stay, stop, stump, thwart
  
  

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