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filibuster

fil·i·bus·ter

filibuster

 
pronunciation:
fI l buh str
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice or an instance of impeding or delaying legislative action, as by making long speeches until a deadline is passed.
The filibuster succeeded in causing the bill to fail in the Senate.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: filibustered, filibustering, filibusters
definition: to engage in a filibuster.
Senate Republicans threatened to filibuster if the proposed legislation was passed in the House of Representatives.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to delay or impede (passage of a law) by filibustering.
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derivation: filibusterer (n.)