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stonewall

verb [I or T]     /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 .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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