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English definition of “ride roughshod over sb/sth”

ride roughshod over sb/sth

to do what you want without giving any attention to other people or their wishes : They accused the government of riding roughshod over parliamentary procedure .Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of ride roughshod over sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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