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stonewall

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verb stone·wall \ˈstōn-ˌwȯl\

Simple Definition of stonewall

  • : to refuse or fail to answer questions, to do what has been requested, etc., especially in order to delay or prevent something ( chiefly US )

Full Definition of stonewall

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 chiefly British :  to engage in obstructive parliamentary debate or delaying tactics

    2. 2 :  to be uncooperative, obstructive, or evasive

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to refuse to comply or cooperate with

    stone·wall·er noun

    Examples of stonewall

    1. They stonewalled until they could come up with a response.

    2. They were just stonewalling for time.

    3. They're trying to stonewall the media.

    4. We're trying to get the information, but we're being stonewalled.



    1880

    First Known Use of stonewall

    1880

    Rhymes with stonewall

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