Word forms: stonewalls
verb If you say that someone stonewalls, you disapprove of them because they delay giving a clear answer or making a clear decision, often because there is something that they want to hide or avoid doing. [disapproval] [V] ⇒ The administration is just stonewalling in an attempt to hide their political embarrassment. [V n] ⇒ He did his best this week to stonewall questions and to block even the most modest proposals. [Also V on n] stonewalling
uncountable noun ⇒ After 18 days of stonewalling, he at last came out and faced the issue.
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