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FILIBUSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does filibuster mean? 

FILIBUSTER (noun)
  The noun FILIBUSTER has 2 senses:

1. a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
2. a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

  Familiarity information: FILIBUSTER used as a noun is rare.


FILIBUSTER (verb)
  The verb FILIBUSTER has 1 sense:

1. obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation

  Familiarity information: FILIBUSTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FILIBUSTER (noun)


Sense 1filibuster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

filibuster; filibusterer

Hypernyms ("filibuster" is a kind of...):

delayer (a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late)

legislator (someone who makes or enacts laws)


Sense 2filibuster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("filibuster" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


FILIBUSTER (verb)


Sense 1filibuster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "filibuster" is one way to...):

block; blockade; embarrass; hinder; obstruct; stymie; stymy (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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