Synonyms of 'stymie'
to hinder or foil (someone)Relief efforts have been stymied in recent weeks by armed gunmen.
The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
The challenges of constructing such a huge novel almost defeated her.
A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery.
They were doing all they could to thwart the terrorists.
What puzzles me is why nobody has complained before now.
Well, maybe I stumped you on that one.
Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
There was something strange in her attitude that mystified me.
This system has the potential to flummox most car thieves.
throw a spanner in the works (British, informal), ,
spike (someone's) guns
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in the sense of balk
to thwart, check, or foil
in the sense of confound
to astound or bewilderFor many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
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