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bull·doze

 (bo͝ol′dōz′)
v. bull·dozed, bull·doz·ing, bull·dozes
v.tr.
1. To move, dig out, or demolish with a bulldozer: bulldozed the ground at the construction site; bulldozed a road through the woods; bulldozed the old building.
2. To coerce, intimidate, or bully: "Noah gives way, wounded and resigned; she can always bulldoze him, and always could" (Perri Klass).
3. To do away with; terminate: "A massive bipartisan majority voted ... to bulldoze the social programs of decades in the next 30 days" (Peter Goldman).
v.intr.
1. To operate a bulldozer.
2. To proceed forcefully or insensitively: "intends to bulldoze ahead with plans for extensive reconstruction" (New York Times).

[Perhaps from alteration of obsolete bulldose, severe beating : bull + dose.]
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bulldoze

(ˈbʊlˌdəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. to move, demolish, flatten, etc, with a bulldozer
2. informal to force; push: he bulldozed his way through the crowd.
3. informal to intimidate or coerce
[C19: probably from bull1 + dose]
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bull•doze

(ˈbʊlˌdoʊz)

v.t. -dozed, -doz•ing.
1. to clear, move, level, or reshape the contours of with or as if with a bulldozer.
2. to coerce; bully.
3. to force in the manner of a bulldozer.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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bulldoze


Past participle: bulldozed
Gerund: bulldozing

Imperative
bulldoze
bulldoze
Present
I bulldoze
you bulldoze
he/she/it bulldozes
we bulldoze
you bulldoze
they bulldoze
Preterite
I bulldozed
you bulldozed
he/she/it bulldozed
we bulldozed
you bulldozed
they bulldozed
Present Continuous
I am bulldozing
you are bulldozing
he/she/it is bulldozing
we are bulldozing
you are bulldozing
they are bulldozing
Present Perfect
I have bulldozed
you have bulldozed
he/she/it has bulldozed
we have bulldozed
you have bulldozed
they have bulldozed
Past Continuous
I was bulldozing
you were bulldozing
he/she/it was bulldozing
we were bulldozing
you were bulldozing
they were bulldozing
Past Perfect
I had bulldozed
you had bulldozed
he/she/it had bulldozed
we had bulldozed
you had bulldozed
they had bulldozed
Future
I will bulldoze
you will bulldoze
he/she/it will bulldoze
we will bulldoze
you will bulldoze
they will bulldoze
Future Perfect
I will have bulldozed
you will have bulldozed
he/she/it will have bulldozed
we will have bulldozed
you will have bulldozed
they will have bulldozed
Future Continuous
I will be bulldozing
you will be bulldozing
he/she/it will be bulldozing
we will be bulldozing
you will be bulldozing
they will be bulldozing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bulldozing
you have been bulldozing
he/she/it has been bulldozing
we have been bulldozing
you have been bulldozing
they have been bulldozing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bulldozing
you will have been bulldozing
he/she/it will have been bulldozing
we will have been bulldozing
you will have been bulldozing
they will have been bulldozing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bulldozing
you had been bulldozing
he/she/it had been bulldozing
we had been bulldozing
you had been bulldozing
they had been bulldozing
Conditional
I would bulldoze
you would bulldoze
he/she/it would bulldoze
we would bulldoze
you would bulldoze
they would bulldoze
Past Conditional
I would have bulldozed
you would have bulldozed
he/she/it would have bulldozed
we would have bulldozed
you would have bulldozed
they would have bulldozed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bulldoze - flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
pull down, rase, raze, dismantle, tear down, level, take down - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
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bulldoze

verb
1. demolish, level, destroy, flatten, knock down, tear down, raze She defeated developers who wanted to bulldoze her home.
2. push, force, drive, thrust, shove, propel He bulldozed through the Tigers' defence.
3. (Informal) force, bully, intimidate, railroad (informal), cow, hector, coerce, dragoon, browbeat, put the screws on My parents tried to bulldoze me into going to college.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

bulldoze

verb
To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
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Translations
يَسْتَعْمِلُ الجَرّافَه
demolovat/srovnat buldozerem
jævne med jordenrydde
ledózerol
ryîja burt, ÿta
buldozérom vyrovnať
buldozerle düzlemek

bulldoze

[ˈbʊldəʊz] VT
1. (Constr) [+ site] → nivelar (con motoniveladora); [+ building] → arrasar (con motoniveladora)
2. (fig) [+ opposition] → arrollar
I was bulldozed into doing itme forzaron a hacerlo
the government bulldozed the bill through parliamentel gobierno hizo presiones para que se aprobara el proyecto de ley en el parlamento
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bulldoze

[ˈbʊldəʊz] vt
[+ building] → passer au bulldozer, raser au bulldozer
(= force) [+ person]
I was bulldozed into doing it → On m'a forcé à le faire.
I was bulldozed into it → On m'a forcé la main.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bulldoze

vt
(fig: = force) to bulldoze somebody into doing somethingjdn zwingen, etw zu tun, jdn so unter Druck setzen, dass er etc etw tut; to bulldoze a bill through parliamenteine Maßnahme im Parlament durchpeitschen; she bulldozed her way through the crowdsie boxte sich durch die Menge
they bulldozed the rubble out of the waysie räumten den Schutt mit Bulldozern weg
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bulldoze

[ˈbʊlˌdəʊz] vtaprire or spianare col bulldozer
I was bulldozed into doing it (fig) → mi ci hanno costretto con la prepotenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bulldozer

(ˈbuldəuzə) noun
a (usually large) tractor for clearing obstacles and levelling ground.
ˈbulldoze verb
to use a bulldozer on. They bulldozed the building site.
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The in this regard several shops, cabins and other illegal constructions were bulldozed in the city.
ISLAMABAD -- Former President of Pakistan and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ai Zardari has said that Budget has not been passed but has been bulldozed. In an informal chat with media men on his arrival in parliament house on Saturday Asif Ali Zardari upon the query of budget 2019-20 approval said that budget has not been passed but has been bulldozed.
PARKING wardens could strike over fears they are being "bulldozed" into more weekend work after Glasgow City Council announced free Sunday parking will be scrapped.
KARACHI -- The KCR Mutasirin Action Committee held a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday to draw the government's attention to the plight of the poor people whose homes have been bulldozed to make way for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR).
The developer had applied for a permit with the DENR to cut the trees for a road connecting the property to the beach, but it bulldozed the area even while its application was pending approval.
SO, the plan to build 31,000 houses has been bulldozed through by Kirklees Council (Examiner, February 4).
NABLUS, Sunday, December 23, 2018 (WAFA) -- Israeli settlers bulldozed privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Awarta, east of the city of Nablus, the occupied West Bank, said a local activist.
Jally contended that the government had bulldozed constructions clear a path for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), causing the exchequer a massive loss.
"Fed up homeowners just bulldozed homes themselves and went to court, knowing the maximum fine is BD100 after four or five years."
While hearing the case of houses being bulldozed in the area, the CJP said that "those who legally own property near Nasir Jump in Korangi area would have their houses protected" adding that "justice would be served to everyone".
KARACHI: Those who legally own property near Nasir Jump in Korangi area would have their houses protected and be served justice, remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a case on houses being bulldozed in the area.