stonewall

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Voir aussi : Stonewall, stone wall

Anglais[modifier le wikicode]

Étymologie[modifier le wikicode]

 Composé de stone et de wall.

Nom commun [modifier le wikicode]

Singulier Pluriel
stonewall
\stəʊnwɔːl\
stonewalls
\stəʊnwɔːlz\

stonewall \stəʊnwɔːl\

  1. Mur en pierre, mur de barrage.
  2. Obstruction.
    • I suddenly realized that here was the opening I had been searching for and perhaps even the possibility of striking a great blow, a blow perhaps powerful enough to shatter her stonewall defence, be it sane or insane. — (George Langelaan, The Fly, 1957)
  3. Refus d’obtempérer, de coopérer.
  4. (Boisson) Cocktail à base de cidre.
    • When members of the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia's City Tavern, they […] ordered, one must assume, a broad variety of drinks, such as the mimbo (shavings from a sugarloaf, rum and water), the sling (two parts water to one part rum), the bombo (which uses molasses instead of sugar, rum and water), the punch, or the calibogus (spruce beer and rum), a flip, a blackstrap (a mix with molasses), or a stonewall (a mix with cider).

Verbe [modifier le wikicode]

Temps Forme
Infinitif to stonewall
\stəʊnwɔːl\
Présent simple,
3e pers. sing.
stonewalls
\stəʊnwɔːlz\
Prétérit stonewalled
\stəʊnwɔːld\
Participe passé stonewalled
\stəʊnwɔːld\
Participe présent stonewalling
\stəʊnwɔːl.ɪŋ\
voir conjugaison anglaise

stonewall \stəʊnwɔːl\

  1. Murer.
  2. Faire obstruction.
    • At the press conference, the Prime Minister appeared to be stonewalling when asked about tax increases.

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