bull·doze verb \ˈbu̇l-ˌdōz also ˈbəl-\
: to use a bulldozer to move, destroy, or knock down (something)
: to create (something, such as a road) by using a bulldozer
: to force (something that others might not want to happen) to be done or accepted in an aggressive or harsh way
: to coerce or restrain by threats : bully
: to move, clear, gouge out, or level off by pushing with or as if with a bulldozer
: to force insensitively or ruthlessly
: to operate a bulldozer
: to force one's way like a bulldozer
Examples of BULLDOZE
- The crew is bulldozing the trees.
- They bulldozed a road through the hills.
- The governor bulldozed the law through the legislature.
Origin of BULLDOZE
perhaps from 1bull
+ alteration of dose
First Known Use: 1876
Related to BULLDOZE
- bore, bull, 2press, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeeze
Rhymes with BULLDOZE
, dog rose
, moss rose
, musk rose
, old rose
, pug nose
, wind rose
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