Pronunciation: (stī'mē), [key]
—n., v., -mied, -mie•ing.
1. Golf.(on a putting green) an instance of a ball's lying on a direct line between the cup and the ball of an opponent about to putt.
2. a situation or problem presenting such difficulties as to discourage or defeat any attempt to deal with or resolve it.
to hinder, block, or thwart. Also,stymy,stimy.
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