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Meaning & Definition of Stonewall in English

English

Stonewall

/stoʊnwɔl/

verb

1. Obstruct or hinder any discussion

  • "Nixon stonewalled the watergate investigation"
  • "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
    synonym:
  • stonewall

2. Engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate

  • "The president stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"
    synonym:
  • stonewall