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steamroller

noun [C] uk   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊ.lər/ us    /-ˌroʊ.lɚ/

steamroller noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a vehicle that moves forward on a large, heavy wheel in order to make a road surface flatTrucks, vans and caravans

steamroller noun [C] (FORCE)

informal a person who forces other people to agree with them and prevents any oppositionGiving orders and commands

steamroller

verb [T] uk   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊ.lər/ us    /-ˌroʊ.lɚ/ informal
to use great force either to make someone do something or on something to make it happen or be successful: He steamrollered the plan through the committee. I hate being steamrollered into doing something I don't want to.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
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