Definition of filibuster verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

filibuster

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstər//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they filibuster
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstər//
 
he / she / it filibusters
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstərz//
 
past simple filibustered
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstərd//
 
past participle filibustered
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstərd//
 
-ing form filibustering
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪbʌstərɪŋ//
 
 
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to make a long speech in parliament in order to delay a vote The speaker filibustered spectacularly.

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