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Definition of steamroll verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] steamroll (somebody/something) (+ adv./prep.)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steamroll he / she / it steamrolls past simple steamrolled -ing form steamrolling
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to defeat someone or force them to do something, using your power or authority The team steamrolled their way to victory. She knew she let herself be steamrolled. They steamrolled the bill through Congress.