steamroller


1steam·roll·er

noun \ˈstēm-ˌrō-lər\

: a large, heavy machine that is used for making a road or other surface flat

Full Definition of STEAMROLLER

1
:  a steam-driven road roller; broadly :  road roller
2
:  a crushing force especially when ruthlessly applied to overcome opposition

First Known Use of STEAMROLLER

1863

2steamroller

verb \-ˌrōl\

Definition of STEAMROLLER

transitive verb
1
:  to overwhelm usually by greatly superior force <steamroller the opposition>
2
:  to bring or advance by overwhelming force or pressure <steamrollered the bill through the legislature>
intransitive verb
:  to move or proceed with irresistible force

Variants of STEAMROLLER

steamroller or steam·roll \-ˌrōl\

First Known Use of STEAMROLLER

1879

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