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filibusterverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/  us   /-tɚ/ mainly US
to make a ​longspeech in ​order to ​delay or ​prevent a new ​law being made: Conceivably, ​supporters of the ​law could filibuster to ​prevent it from being ​revised.
filibuster
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of filibuster from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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filibusternoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪl·əˌbʌs·tər/
politics & government (in a ​legislature) a way of ​preventing a ​law from being ​passed by using the ​rules or making ​longspeeches to ​delayvoting on it
filibuster
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈfɪl·əˌbʌs·tər/
[I] The ​senator threatened to filibuster if ​jobs in his ​state were not ​protected.
(Definition of filibuster from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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