run roughshod

Definition of run roughshod

US
:to completely ignore the opinions, rights, or feelings of others
  • He achieved success by ruthlessly running roughshod over anyone who got in his way.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

  1. : an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement

  2. : a quickened gallop

  3. : a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

roughshod play
  1. : shod with calked shoes

  2. : marked by tyrannical force

  1. : in a roughly forceful manner


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