verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

1910–15; by back formation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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Example sentences
We have let this administration steamroll over citizens for years from privacy rights to scientific beliefs.
The prolonged rounds of betting leave plenty of time for an outrageous bluff to steamroll the other players into folding.
In the interests of this, it is more than happy to steamroll over questions of character and plotting.
Give everybody my regards, and don't let those high-powered boys steamroll you.
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