ride roughshod

Definition of ride roughshod

  1. :  to completely ignore the rights, opinions, or feelings of others They accused the government of riding roughshod over international law.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  1. :  an act of riding

    :  a trip on horseback or by vehicle

    :  a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  1. :  shod with calked shoes

    :  marked by tyrannical force

  1. :  in a roughly forceful manner

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a brief usually trivial fact

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