a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
a thwarting and distressing situation
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"
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