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filibuster

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.bʌs.tər/ us    /-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  
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