HyperDic: steamroller

English > 7 senses of the word steamroller:
VERBsocialsteamroller, steamrollbring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
socialsteamroller, steamrollproceed with great force
contactsteamrollercrush with a steamroller as if to level
competitionsteamroller, steamrolloverwhelm by using great force
changesteamroller, steamrollmake level or flat with a steamroller
NOUNperson steamroller, juggernauta massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
artifactsteamroller, road rollervehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
steamroller > pronunciation
Soundsstiy'mrow.ler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > steamroller: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way.
Synonymjuggernaut
Broaderpower, forceOne possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
Verbssteamroller, steamrolloverwhelm by using great force
steamroller, steamrollproceed with great force
steamroller, steamrollbring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
English > steamroller: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningvehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements.
Synonymroad roller
BroadervehicleA conveyance that transports people or objects
Spanishapisonadora, aplanadora
Catalanpiconadora
Verbssteamrollermake level or flat with a steamroller
steamrollercrush with a steamroller as if to level
English > steamroller: 7 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"
Synonymsteamroll
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 > steamroller: 7 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningproceed with great force.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The new teacher tends to steamroller"
Synonymsteamroll
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 > steamroller: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcrush with a steamroller as if to level.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"steamroller the road"
Broadersquash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeTo compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Nounssteamrollervehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
English > steamroller: 7 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningoverwhelm by using great force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot steamroller Sue
Example"steamroller the opposition"
Synonymsteamroll
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 > steamroller: 7 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake level or flat with a steamroller.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsteamroll
Broaderflattenmake flat or flatter
Spanisharrollar
Nounssteamrollervehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements

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