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noun: filibuster; plural noun: filibusters

1. an action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a way that does not technically contravene the required procedures.
Synonyms: delaying tactics, stonewalling, procrastination, obstruction, delaying, blocking, hold-up
2. historical a person engaging in unauthorised warfare against a foreign state; a pirate

verb: filibuster; 3rd person present: filibusters; past tense: filibustered; past participle: filibustered; gerund or present participle: filibustering

1. act in an obstructive manner in a legislative assembly, especially by speaking at inordinate length.
“several measures were killed by Republican filibustering”
obstruct (proposed legislation) with a filibuster.
Synonyms: waste time, stall, play for time, stonewall, procrastinate, buy time, employ delaying tactics                                          – Google Dictionary

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