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stonewall

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈstəʊn.wɔːl/ us    /ˈstoʊn.wɑːl/
to stop a discussion from developing by refusing to answer questions or by talking in such a way that you prevent other people from giving their opinions: The interviewer accused the minister of stonewalling on the issue of tax increases.
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