noun, plural stimies, verb (used with object), stimied, stimying.
Golf. (on a putting green) an instance of a ball’s lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt.
a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.
verb (used with object), stymied, stymieing.
to hinder, block, or thwart.
verb (transitive; often passive) -mies, -mieing, -mied, -mies, -mying, -mied
to hinder or thwart
(golf) to impede with a stymie
noun (pl) -mies
(golf) (formerly) a situation on the green in which an opponent’s ball is blocking the line between the hole and the ball about to be played: an obstructing ball may now be lifted and replaced by a marker
a situation of obstruction
noun 1. R(obert) L(awrence). born 1943, US writer, noted for his numerous bestselling horror novels for older children, esp those in the Goosebumps and Fear Street series
verb (used with object), stung or (Obsolete) stang; stung; stinging. 1. to prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ. 2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles. 3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain: The blowing sand […]
noun 1. a stingray. noun 1. (US & Canadian, Austral) a popular name for the stingray
verb (used with object) 1. to make stiff. verb (used without object) 2. to become stiff. 3. to become suddenly tense, rigid, or taut, as in bracing oneself for or drawing back from shock, fear, or displeasure: He stiffened, expecting to hear the worst. verb 1. to make or become stiff or stiffer 2. (intransitive) […]