roughshod


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rough·shod

 (rŭf′shŏd′)
adj.
1. Shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points to prevent slipping.
2. Marked by brutal force: Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks.
Idiom:
ride roughshod over
To treat with brutal force: a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition.

roughshod

(ˈrʌfˌʃɒd)
adj
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
adv
ride roughshod over to domineer over or act with complete disregard for

rough•shod

(ˈrʌfˈʃɒd)

adj.
shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
Idioms:
ride roughshod over, to treat harshly, esp. in order to advance oneself.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.roughshod - (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
shod, shodden, shoed - wearing footgear
2.roughshod - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or sufferingroughshod - (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
Translations

roughshod

[ˈrʌfʃɒd] ADV to ride roughshod over sth/sbpisotear algo/a algn
he thinks he can ride roughshod over the wishes of the majorityse cree que puede saltarse a la torera or pisotear la voluntad de la mayoría

roughshod

[ˈrʌfʃɒd] adv
to ride roughshod over sb → ne tenir aucun compte de qn
to ride roughshod over sth [+ concerns, advice, wishes] → ne tenir aucun compte de qchrough work n (= draft) → brouillon m

roughshod

[ˈrʌfˌʃɒd] adv to ride roughshod over (person) → mettere sotto i piedi; (objection) → non badare minimamente a
References in classic literature ?
He's so absent-minded and goodnatured, he lets those boys ride over him roughshod.
I must not interfere too much and get myself a name for riding over the country's laws and the citizen's rights roughshod.
See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them.
Your name's in the papers; he can't ride roughshod over You.
Mr Swiveller was so much confounded by the single gentleman riding roughshod over him at this rate, that he stood looking at him almost as hard as he had looked at Miss Sally.
it seems the Chamber of Commerce has backed him but the citizens of Wirral have been rode roughshod over again.
And York-based Roughshod Theatre Company certainly made the audience at Kirkheaton Church sit up recently when they performed a series of high-energy sketches about people standing up for faith.
But now it will be a symbol of cold business riding roughshod over the hardworking citizens of this country.
For five years this Government has run roughshod over communities by closing local libraries and cutting local services.
Keep on talking Christianity, Prime Minister, even if you do regularly ride roughshod over the Church's belief.
Corporate toad Ted Hendricks (Adam Scott) is hired to oversee the "transition" and he rides roughshod over disgruntled staff.