run roughshod

Definition of run roughshod


  1. :  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

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

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

    :  a quickened gallop

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

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

  1. :  shod with calked shoes

    :  marked by tyrannical force

  1. :  in a roughly forceful manner

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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