steamroll
verb see steamroller II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • steamroll — verb 1. bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat • Syn: ↑steamroller • Derivationally related forms: ↑steamroller, ↑steamroller (for: ↑steamroller) …   Useful english dictionary

  • steamroll — /steem rohl /, v.t., v.i. steamroller. [1910 15; by back formation] * * * …   Universalium

  • steamroll — verb a) To flatten, as if with a steamroller b) To ruthlessly crush or overwhelm …   Wiktionary

  • steamroll — steam|roll [ˈsti:mrəul US roul] v [T] AmE to steamroller …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steamroll — steam|roll [ stim,roul ] verb transitive INFORMAL 1. ) to defeat or destroy an opponent completely 2. ) to make sure something happens by using all your power …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steamroll — n. steamroller, large vehicle used to smooth and flatten road surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steamroll — verb (T) AmE to steamroller …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • steamroll — steam•roll [[t]ˈstimˌroʊl[/t]] v. t. v. i. cvb mac steamroller • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • steamroll — /ˈstimroʊl/ (say steemrohl) verb (t) to persuade to agree to a point of view or a proposal, by overruling any objections in an overbearing manner …   Australian English dictionary

  • steamroller — steam‧roll‧er [ˈstiːmˌrəʊlə ǁ ˌroʊlər] also steamroll verb [transitive] informal to force someone to do what you want them to do, or to make sure something happens by using all your power and influence: • He steamrollered the bill through… …   Financial and business terms

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