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roughshod

[ruhf-shod] /ˈrʌfˈʃɒd/
adjective
1.
shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
Idioms
2.
ride roughshod over, to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush:
He rode roughshod over his friends to advance himself in the business world.
Origin of roughshod
1680-1690
1680-90; rough + shod
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roughshod

/ˈrʌfˌʃɒd/
adjective
1.
(of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
adverb
2.
ride roughshod over, to domineer over or act with complete disregard for
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Word Origin and History for roughshod
adj.

also rough-shod, 1680s, from rough (adj.) + shod. Originally of horses shod with the nails projecting from the shoe, to prevent slipping.

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