steam roll

steamroll

[steem-rohl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

Origin:
1910–15; by back formation

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steamroll

verb
1. bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat" [syn: steamroller
2. proceed with great force; "The new teacher tends to steamroller" [syn: steamroller
3. overwhelm by using great force; "steamroller the opposition" [syn: steamroller
4. make level or flat with a steamroller; "steamroll the roads" 
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