filibuster
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filibuster(
fih
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lih
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buh
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stuhr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to obstruct legislative activity)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. usar tácticas dilatorias
The Republicans filibustered for several hours until their concerns were addressed.Los Republicanos usaron tácticas dilatorias durante varias horas hasta que sus quejas fueron abordadas.
b. usar tácticas obstruccionistas
All this party has done is filibuster; they aren't producing any actual solutions.Lo único que ha hecho este partido es usar tácticas obstruccionistas; no han producido ninguna verdadera solución.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to delay)
a. obstaculizar
Unfortunately, they filibustered the animal welfare act.Desafortunadamente, obstaculizaron la ley de bienestar animal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (politics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la obstrucción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The filibuster lasted all day until a compromise was finally reached on the bill.La obstrucción duró todo el día hasta que se llegó a un compromiso con el proyecto de ley.
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filibuster [ˈfɪlɪbʌstəʳ] especially (US) (Pol)
noun
(person) (also filibusterer) obstruccionista (m); (act) discurso (m) obstruccionista;
intransitive verb
dar un discurso obstruccionista
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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