AskDefine | Define stonewall

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1 obstruct or hinder any discussion; "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"
2 engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate; "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"

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  1. A wall made up of stone.
  2. The nickname for the Stonewall riots in 1969.


  1. To refuse to cooperate, especially in supplying information.
    At the press conference, the Prime Minister appeared to be stonewalling when asked about tax increases.


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stonewall in Japanese: ストーンウォール
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