Definition of steamroller verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

steamroller

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steamroller
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlər//
 
he / she / it steamrollers
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊləz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlərz//
 
past simple steamrollered
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊləd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlərd//
 
past participle steamrollered
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊləd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlərd//
 
-ing form steamrollering
BrE BrE//ˈstiːmrəʊlərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmroʊlərɪŋ//
 
 
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(usually North American English steam roll) [transitive, intransitive] steamroller (somebody/something) (+ adv./prep.) to defeat somebody or force them to do something, using your power or authority The team steamrollered their way to victory. She knew that she'd let herself be steamrollered. They steamrollered the bill through Parliament.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: steamroller

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