noun, plural stymies, verb (used with object), stymied, stymying.
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
stype (stīp) n. A tampon.
noun 1. the employment or application of styptics. noun 1. the action, application, or use of a styptic
adjective, Also, styptical 1. serving to contract organic tissue; astringent; binding. 2. serving to check hemorrhage or bleeding, as a drug; hemostatic. noun 3. a styptic agent or substance. adjective 1. contracting the blood vessels or tissues noun 2. a styptic drug styptic styp·tic (stĭp’tĭk) adj. Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent. Tending to […]
noun 1. a pencil-shaped stick of a paste containing alum or a similar styptic agent, used to stanch the bleeding of minor cuts. styptic pencil noun 1. a styptic agent in the form of a small stick, for application to razor nicks, etc styptic pencil n. A short medicated stick, often of alum, applied to […]