HyperDic: steamroll

English > 4 senses of the word steamroll:
VERBsocialsteamroll, steamrollerbring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
socialsteamroll, steamrollerproceed with great force
competitionsteamroll, steamrolleroverwhelm by using great force
changesteamroll, steamrollermake level or flat with a steamroller
English > steamroll: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
Synonymsteamroller
Broadercoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
Similar tosteamroller, steamrolloverwhelm by using great force
steamroller, steamrollproceed with great force
Spanishaplastar
Nounssteamrollera massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
English > steamroll: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningproceed with great force.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The new teacher tends to steamroller"
Synonymsteamroller
Broadergo, proceed, moveFollow a procedure or take a course
Similar tosteamroller, steamrollBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
Nounssteamrollera massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
English > steamroll: 4 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningoverwhelm by using great force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"steamroller the opposition"
Synonymsteamroller
Broaderoverpower, overmaster, overwhelmOvercome by superior force
Similar tosteamroller, steamrollBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
Spanishaplastar, arrollar
Catalanaixafar, esclafar
Nounssteamrollera massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
English > steamroll: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake level or flat with a steamroller.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"steamroll the roads"
Synonymsteamroller
Broaderflattenmake flat or flatter
Spanisharrollar

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