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stymie

, stymy
Golf (formerly) a situation on the green in which an opponent's ball is blocking the line between the hole and the ball about to be played: an obstructing ball may now be lifted and replaced by a marker
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- Tap on 'CSC', and select file with same CSC tag [again, If you don't find a file, it's fine, this won't stymie the installation]
Like similar cases brought by the Church of Scientology, the suit presents the surreal spectacle of a religion trying to stymie the free distribution of its own teachings.
Genzken navigates the moment by adhering to some vestige of discrete sculpture, which, paradoxically if only momentarily, can stymie the optical glut of capital.
does [not] encourage young women to participate--a failure that will likely stymie the growth of women's athletics and could reverse the progress made over the last three decades," Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (www.ncaa.org), states in a release.
Patricia Slininger, David Schisler, and colleagues at the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Ill., patented methods for using 18 strains of Pseudomonas and Enterobacter bacteria to stymie postharvest sprouting and dry rot.
AS TERRORISM and war change the world, cultural exchange suffers from visa-processing requirements that stymie the process.
Any attempt to rein in the bureau would be seen as an effort to stymie those investigations.
What it does feature is a list of a dozen behaviors that the authors -- Ph.Ds who are directors of MBA career development at the Harvard Business School -- believe can stymie executives from reaching the top.
The prediction that computer processing power would double every 18 months (Moore's Law) has proven true, and only the creative limits of the human mind can stymie its application.
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