Meaning of “filibuster” in the English Dictionary

"filibuster" in British English

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filibusterverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/ us /ˈfɪl.ə.bʌs.tɚ/ mainly US

to make a long speech 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 long speeches to delay voting 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)