Meaning of “stonewall” in the English Dictionary

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stonewallverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈstoʊnˌwɔl/

to prevent someone from discovering information by not being helpful or by refusing to answer questions:

[ I ] If you refuse to be interviewed, or stonewall and make it difficult for us to do our job, you might face punishment later.

(Definition of “stonewall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)