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 ?
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.
He's so absent-minded and goodnatured, he lets those boys ride over him roughshod. I agreed to do his washing and mending, but he forgets to give out his things and I forget to look them over, so he comes to a sad pass sometimes."
I must not interfere too much and get myself a name for riding over the country's laws and the citizen's rights roughshod. If I lived and prospered I would be the death of slavery, that I was resolved upon; but I would try to fix it so that when I became its executioner it should be by command of the nation.
We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them.
"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.
Your name's in the papers; he can't ride roughshod over You."
More and more people are setting up such websites to name and shame crooked solicitors, corrupt councils, rogue insurance companies and just about any organisation or individual who rides roughshod over a person's rights, or who have been hard done by.
In recent years Russell Goodway has ridden roughshod over the people of Cardiff, ignoring their views and acting like God.
THE Lord Chief Justice rode roughshod over the wishes of TWO Home Secretaries by ruling that the killers of James Bulger should be freed.
In his first-ever interview, Llambias told Mirror Sport he and Ashley were not "riding roughshod" over the club's tradition, stating that will always be there and owned by the fans.
The intervention came as South Africa's ruling ANC delivered its toughest criticism so far of Mugabe, accusing him of "riding roughshod" over democracy.
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