bulldoze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bulldoze flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bulldoze To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; -- used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bulldoze To punish summarily with a bull-whip; cowhide.
    • bulldoze To coerce or intimidate by violence or threats; especially, in politics, to bully; influence unfairly: applied particularly to the practices of some southern whites since the civil war.
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Quotations

  • Maya Angelou
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    “The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.”

Usage

In literature:

He better not try to bulldoze me.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Beside the belt bringing ocean muck from the converter plant at the seashore his bulldozer was waiting.
"Monkey On His Back" by Charles V. De Vet
If you meet him, don't let him bulldoze you.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
But there he was with his inborn relish for bulldozing whatever bulldozable creature came in his way.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
And how they did bulldoze.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
I'll say yes and I can bulldoze Mother into accepting, too, I am sure.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
That young assayer Russell started to bulldoze when Sandy took a hand.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
And I'll have you know that if there's any bulldozing to be done, you can keep it until I am one of the 'hands.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
He'll bulldoze and fight and growl and gouge, but he's there in other ways.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
Guess you best let me go right quick, an' no more bulldozing.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

(AP) — An engineer with the Department of Environmental Protection says Consol Energy was trying to enlarge its massive coal slurry pond when an embankment collapsed under a bulldozer.
Enlarge The Post-Standard Towed by a bulldozer, a rowboat rescues the family of Boleslow Pienkowski, marooned by Solvay Process dike 's collapse on Thanksgiving Day 1943.
A complex dive effort to recover a bulldozer driver missing in a massive West Virginia coal slurry pond will begin Saturday morning, eight days after he went into the muck.
A Ventura Beach resident could be in legal trouble after taking matters into his own hands and bulldozing sand dunes in front of his home.
Are you an early-bird -gets-the-worm kind of person, or do you need a bulldozer to shove your head off the pillow each morning.
Bulldozers and other heavy equipment cleared 40 acres mauka of Honoapi'ilani Highway, from Dickenson Street to Kauaula Stream, of "little tent cities" that had housed hundreds of homeless people.
Ask Brock Evans, Washington lobbyist for the Audubon Society, what he thinks of the liedown- in-front-of-the-bulldozer approach to ' environmentalism practiced by Earth First.
S onoma County has seen plenty of forest-to-vineyard conversions in recent years, usually involving chainsaws and bulldozers.
Dive teams trying to remove a bulldozer driver from a West Virginia coal slurry pond have been forced to suspend operati.
Paramount's Brad Grey Bulldozes Frank Sinatra 's Holmby Hills House.
A bulldozer pushes piles of sand around on the Ocean Grove N.J. Beach in front of its storm-buckled boardwalk and damaged fishing pier on Nov 15.
Paramount's Brad Grey Bulldozes Frank Sinatra's Holmby Hills House.
UC Riverside tests hybrid bulldozers.
LENASIA, South Africa – Bulldozers moved in on a South African town Friday, destroying homes that officials said were constructed on illegally sold land, despite efforts by protesters to stop the demolitions.
Even with the afternoon storms, inshore fishing continues to be hot if you like casting to the bulldozer of the flats — Mr Redfish.
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