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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

    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. historical a person engaging in unauthorized warfare against a foreign country.

    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
    • 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 ... 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 ... he was one of four Tories who filibustered for more than 30 minutes each to derail the free parking plan

    Oxford Dictionary

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