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Noun: steamroller  'steem,rów-lu(r)
  1. A massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
    - juggernaut
     
  2. Vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    - road roller
Verb: steamroller  'steem,rów-lu(r)
  1. Bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
    "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat";
    - steamroll
     
  2. Proceed with great force
    "The new teacher tends to steamroller";
    - steamroll
     
  3. Crush with a steamroller as if to level
    "steamroller the road"
     
  4. Overwhelm by using great force
    "steamroller the opposition";
    - steamroll
     
  5. Make level or flat with a steamroller
    "steamroller the roads";
    - steamroll

Derived forms: steamrollers, steamrollering, steamrollered

Type of: coerce, crush, flatten, force, go, hale [archaic], mash, move, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pancake, power, pressure, proceed, squash, squeeze, squelch, vehicle

Encyclopedia: Steamroller