Does the sentence "The tractor ruts also stymie Kingshaw's  escape route" make sense?  

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The sentence indicates someone is saying that the impressions left by tractor tires (the ruts) are making the "escape route" impassable for somebody named Kingshaw. Perhaps the road Kingshaw is trying to travel has previously been traveled by a tractor. He is trying to escape from something. To stymie someone means to prevent someone from doing something. For simplicity in understanding, it could be paraphrased like this:

  • The tractor tires left ruts that prevented Kingshaw from using the road to escape.

The word "also" indicates that the "ruts" also effect something else or that something else is also preventing Kingshaw's escape.

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