roughshod(redirected from ride roughshod over)
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1. Shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points to prevent slipping.
2. Marked by brutal force: Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks.
ride roughshod over
To treat with brutal force: a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition.
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
ride roughshod over to domineer over or act with complete disregard for
shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.Idioms:
ride roughshod over, to treat harshly, esp. in order to advance oneself.
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|Adj.||1.||roughshod - (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping|
|2.||roughshod - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"|
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
|3.||roughshod - unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"|
domineering - tending to domineer