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English definition of “steamroller”

steamroller

noun [C]  /ˈstimˌroʊ·lər/ us  

steamroller noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a vehicle whose wheels are large, heavy cylinders that roll over a road surface to make it flat

steamroller

verb [T]  /ˈstimˌroʊ·lər/ (also steamroll,  /ˈstimˌroʊl/) us  

steamroller verb [T] (FORCE)

to use great force to make someone do something or to make (something) happen: He steamrollered the bill through Congress.
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