stonewall

英 ['stəʊnwɔːl; stəʊn'wɔːl] 美 ['ston'wɔl]
  • vt. 妨碍;阻碍;小心翼翼地打球
  • vi. 妨碍;阻碍;小心翼翼地打球
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stonewall 石墙,防守,阻止,挡击

stone,石头,wall,墙。

stonewall (n.)
also stone wall, Old English stanwalle; see stone (n.) + wall (n.). As nickname of Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson (1824-1863), bestowed 1861 on the occasion of the First Battle of Bull Run, supposedly by Gen. Bernard Bee, urging his brigade to rally around Jackson, who was "standing like a stone wall." Bee was killed in the battle; the account of the nickname appeared in Southern newspapers within four days of the battle.
On the face of it this account has no character of authenticity, and the words ascribed to Bee smack less of the battlefield than of the editorial sanctum. ... It seems inherently probable that something was said by somebody, during or immediately after the battle, that likened Jackson or his men or both to a stone wall. [R.M. Johnston, "Bull Run: Its Strategy and Tactics," Boston, 1913]
stonewall (v.)
"to obstruct," 1889 in sports; 1914 in politics, from metaphoric use of stone wall (n.) for "act of obstruction" (1876). Related: Stonewalled; stonewalling (defined in Century Dictionary as "parliamentary obstruction by talking against time, raising technical objections, etc.," and identified as originally Australian).
1. The gay and lesbian rights group, Stonewall, sees outing as completely unhelpful.
男女同性恋权益组织“石墙”认为公开揭露同性恋者身份毫无益处。

来自柯林斯例句

2. He did his best this week to stonewall questions and to block even the most modest proposals.
他这周竭力避免作出明确答复,甚至连一些最温和的建议都企图阻拦。

来自柯林斯例句

3. I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment ( Richard M. Nixon )
我要你抵制它, 让他们请求第五次修改 ( 理查德M.尼克松 )

来自互联网

4. The defense claims that the prosecution and the labs they employ stonewall'discovery requests.
辩方主张控方和他们雇用的实验室都妨碍了辩方的发现请求.

来自互联网

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