HyperDic: filibuster

English > 3 senses of the word filibuster:
NOUNperson filibuster, filibusterera legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
actfilibuster(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation / legislation by making long speeches
VERBsocialfilibusterobstruct deliberately by delaying
filibuster > pronunciation
Soundsfih'lahbah.ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > filibuster: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes.
Synonymfilibusterer
BroaderdelayerA person who delays
legislatorsomeone who makes or enacts laws
Spanishfilibusterismo
Catalanfilibusterisme, filibuster
Verbsfilibusterobstruct deliberately by delaying
English > filibuster: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation / legislation by making long speeches.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderdelay, holdupThe act of delaying
Spanishobstrucción
Catalanobstrucció
Verbsfilibusterobstruct deliberately by delaying
English > filibuster: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningobstruct deliberately by delaying.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorylegislation, legislating, lawmakingThe act of making or enacting laws
Broaderobstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrasshinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Spanishusar tácticas obstructivas
Nounsfilibuster(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation / legislation by making long speeches
filibuster, filibusterera legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

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