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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.
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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  
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