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English noun: filibuster

1. filibuster (person) a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes


Broader (hypernym)delayer, legislator

2. filibuster (act) (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

Broader (hypernym)delay, holdup

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: filibuster

1. filibuster (social) obstruct deliberately by delaying

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

Domain categorylawmaking, legislating, legislation

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