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steamroller

noun

1 steamroller

A massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way.

synonym: juggernaut.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: bierkaai



2 steamroller

Vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements.

synonym: road roller.

Dutch: wals, walsmachine
Polish: walec, wał

verb

1 steamroller

Bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure:
— The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat.

synonym: steamroll.

2 steamroller

Proceed with great force:
— The new teacher tends to steamroller.

synonym: steamroll.

3 steamroller

Crush with a steamroller as if to level.

4 steamroller

Overwhelm by using great force:
— Steamroller the opposition.

synonym: steamroll.

5 steamroller

Make level or flat with a steamroller.

synonym: steamroll.


Moby thesaurus: align, beat, beat down, big battalions, blackjack, blank, blast, blow down, bludgeon, break down, bring down, brute force, bulldoze, bulldozer, bully, burn down, cast down, cheese grater, chop down, clobber ... show more.

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