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Definition of bulldoze verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bulldoze
    he / she / it bulldozes
    past simple bulldozed
    -ing form bulldozing
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  1. 1[transitive] bulldoze something to destroy buildings, trees, etc. with a bulldozer The trees are being bulldozed to make way for a new superstore. The makeshift dwellings were bulldozed into the ground.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to force your way somewhere; to force something somewhere + adv./prep. Eli Manning bulldozed through to score. bulldoze something + adv./prep. They bulldozed the tax through Congress. He bulldozed his way to victory.
  3. 3[transitive] bulldoze somebody (into doing something) to force someone to do something They bulldozed him into selling.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bulldoze