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English verb: steamroll

1. steamroll (social) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure


SamplesThe Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat.


Synonymssteamroller


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze


Verb groupsteamroll, steamroll, steamroller, steamroller

2. steamroll (social) proceed with great force


SamplesThe new teacher tends to steamroller.


Synonymssteamroller


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, move, proceed


Verb groupsteamroll, steamroller

3. steamroll (competition) overwhelm by using great force


SamplesSteamroller the opposition.


Synonymssteamroller


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)overmaster, overpower, overwhelm


Verb groupsteamroll, steamroller

4. steamroll (change) make level or flat with a steamroller


SamplesSteamroll the roads.


Synonymssteamroller


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flatten









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