Noun(1) a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way(2) vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
Verb(1) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure(2) proceed with great force(3) crush with a steamroller as if to level(4) overwhelm by using great force(5) make level or flat with a steamroller
(1) This technology is coming like a turbo steamroller .(2) Pro-hunters fear that if peers refuse to back the Commons this time the Government will use the Parliament Acts to steamroller a ban into law.(3) The UP government's mischievous attempt to steamroller the Places of Worship Bill is a case in point.(4) A glance over the port rail revealed a steamroller lying on the seabed at 70m.(5) While some fragments of buildings and heaps of distinguishable rubble littered the area, most of the area was flattened as if paved by a steamroller .(6) But I also hope that, god forbid, if their magazine against all odds becomes a financial success, their love of books and concern for writers isn't crushed out by some corporate steamroller .(7) Yet neither his words nor the progressive education movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s could stop the political steamroller of testing.(8) They simply want to steamroller through developments that have no place in the town.(9) I protested, but she ran me over with the efficiency of a steamroller .(10) I am sure they expected to steamroller through their proposals.(11) an attempt to steamroller the country into political reforms(12) I think the council was trying to steamroller us and gamble that we would not go to the district valuer.(13) Telling my parents ‘No’ is like talking to a steamroller : they don't listen, and insist on plowing you over or dragging you along whether you like it or not.(14) And they used the Parliament Act 1949 to steamroller the legislation onto the statute books.(15) He is concerned that Royal Mail intends to steamroller its cost-cutting plans in spite of all opposition.(16) A number of men were working on the road and it is believed the steamroller rolled back dragging Mr Brown underneath.
(1) steamroller :: stoomroller
1. juggernaut ::
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