- Cricket to play only a defensive game in order to gain a draw: said of a batsman
- Chiefly Brit. to obstruct a debate, negotiation, etc.; esp., to filibuster
- Informal to behave in an obstructive, uncooperative manner, as by refusing to answer, withholding information, etc. when questioned
Informal to impede or obstruct, esp. by refusing to comply or cooperate with
verbstone·walled, stone·wall·ing, stone·walls
- Informal a. To engage in delaying tactics; stall: “stonewalling for time in order to close the missile gap” (James Reston).b. To refuse to answer or cooperate.
- Sports To play defensively rather than trying to score in cricket.
verb, transitive Informal
To refuse to answer or cooperate with; resist or rebuff: “I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment” (Richard M. Nixon).