stonewall Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stonewall" in British English

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stonewallverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈstəʊn.wɔːl/  us   /ˈstoʊn.wɑːl/
to ​stop a ​discussion from ​developing by ​refusing to ​answerquestions or by ​talking in such a way that you ​prevent other ​people from giving ​theiropinions: The ​intervieweraccused the ​minister of stonewalling on the ​issue of ​taxincreases.
(Definition of stonewall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stonewallverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈstoʊnˌwɔl/
to ​prevent someone from ​discoveringinformation by not being ​helpful or by ​refusing to ​answerquestions: [I] If you ​refuse to be interviewed, or stonewall and make it ​difficult for us to do ​ourjob, you might ​facepunishmentlater.
(Definition of stonewall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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