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  1. filibuster

    • IPA[ˈfiləˌbəstər]

    美式

    • n.
      an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures;a person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.
    • v.
      act in an obstructive manner in a legislature, especially by speaking at inordinate length;obstruct (a measure) by filibustering.
    • noun: filibuster, plural noun: filibusters

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures:

      the bill was defeated by a Senate filibuster in June

    • 2. a person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. act in an obstructive manner in a legislature, especially by speaking at inordinate length:

      she has filibustered against a budget that would have cut school funding

    • 2. obstruct (a measure) by filibustering.
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    • IPA[ˈfɪlɪbʌstə]

    英式

    • n.
      an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures:
    • the bill was defeated by a Senate filibuster in June
    • v.
      act in an obstructive manner in a legislative assembly, especially by speaking at inordinate length:
    • he was one of four Tories who filibustered for more than 30 minutes each to derail the free parking plan

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