Meaning of “stymie” in the English Dictionary

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"stymie" in American English

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stymieverb [ T ]

us /ˈstɑɪ·mi/ present participle stymieing /ˈstɑɪ·mi·ɪŋ/

to prevent someone from achieving a goal or doing something that had been planned:

Students were stymied by the test.

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