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filibuster

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Parliaments
filibusterfil‧i‧bus‧ter /ˈfɪləbʌstə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 PGPto try to delay action in Congress or another law-making group by making very long speeches 🔊 Opponents of the bill tried to filibuster its final stages.filibuster noun [countable]
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filibusterOpponents in the Senate have vowed to filibuster.Daschle has said Democrats may filibuster the budget for the investigation if their objections are not addressed.
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Verb table
filibuster
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfilibuster
he, she, itfilibusters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfilibustered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave filibustered
he, she, ithas filibustered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad filibustered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill filibuster
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have filibustered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam filibustering
he, she, itis filibustering
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you, we, theyare filibustering
Past
I, he, she, itwas filibustering
you, we, theywere filibustering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been filibustering
he, she, ithas been filibustering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been filibustering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be filibustering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been filibustering
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