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steamrollernoun [C]

 us   /ˈstimˌroʊ·lər/
  • steamroller noun [C] (VEHICLE)

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

steamrollerverb [T]

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

to use great force to make someone do something or to make (something) happen: He steamrollered the bill through Congress.
(Definition of steamroller from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"steamroller" in British English

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steamrollernoun [C]

uk   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊ.lər/  us   /ˈstiːmˌroʊ.lɚ/
  • steamroller noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a vehicle that moves forward on a large, heavy wheel in order to make a road surface flat
  • steamroller noun [C] (FORCE)

informal a person who forces other people to agree with them and prevents any opposition

steamrollerverb [T]

uk   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊ.lər/  us   /ˈstiːmˌroʊ.lɚ/ informal
(Definition of steamroller from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"steamroller" in Business English

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steamrollernoun

uk   us   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊlər/
[C] a large, heavy machine that rolls over the surface of a new road to make it flat
[C, usually singular] a powerful force that easily defeats anything opposing it: It is hard for small businesses to compete against the steamroller of globalization.

steamrollerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈstiːmˌrəʊlər/ (also steamroll)
to achieve something using a great amount of force, pressure, or influence: steamroller sb into doing sth A sales assistant tried to steamroller him into buying a €50 warranty.steamroller sth through (sth) The vote was criticized as an effort to steamroll the legislation through before Sunday's general election.
to defeat someone by using a great amount of force, pressure, or influence: The company is so big they simply steamroller the competition.
(Definition of steamroller from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steamroller”
in Chinese (Simplified) 车辆, 蒸汽压路机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 車輛, 蒸氣壓路機…
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