steamroll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v steamroll make level or flat with a steamroller "steamroll the roads"
    • v steamroll overwhelm by using great force "steamroller the opposition"
    • v steamroll proceed with great force "The new teacher tends to steamroller"
    • v steamroll bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
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Quotations

  • Bob Boschert
    Bob Boschert
    “Silicon Valley is like a person running around in front of a steamroller. You can outrun the steamroller on any given day. But if you ever sit down you get squashed.”
  • Stewart Brand
    Stewart Brand
    “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.”

Usage

In literature:

Technically and financially, AT&T gradually steamrollered the opposition.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Beware of the steamroller.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
People went about then counting the Russian millions; the steamroller fetish was to be evolved.
"The Great Impersonation" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was like getting a steamroller in motion to start Hickman.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
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In news:

Crushing coal under the regulatory steamroller .
Gov Cuomo's The REAL Steamroller .
Eliot Spitzer may have talked the talk, but Gov Cuomo showed New Yorkers he's the true steamroller .
Here's Your Effing Steamroller .
Steamroller crushes Edison worker's leg at Route 287 construction project.
State Police are investigating an early-morning construction accident after a steamroller crushed a worker's leg on Route 287 in Edison, leaving the man in critical condition.
It's Tough to Love a Steamroller .
The Steamroller Takes A Break.
Steamroller Out of Steam.
Australians find drugs worth $246M in steamroller .
The juggernaut known as the Arrowhead football team is one game away from completely steamrolling the Classic 8 Conference.
Bulls steamroll Corpus Christi , 9-3.
When the Great Recession steamrolled over dairy country in January 2009, everyone braced for ugly times.
One of the managers at your company steamrolls everyone else in meetings.
Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic won a second term Tuesday night, steamrolling over challenger Ricky White.
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