Definition of ride roughshod
: to completely ignore the rights, opinions, or feelings of others They accused the government of riding roughshod over international law.
Word by Word Definitions
: to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs
: to travel in or on a conveyance
: to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne
: an act of riding
: a trip on horseback or by vehicle
: a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding
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