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steam·roll·er

 (stēm′rō′lər)
n.
1.
a. A steam-driven machine equipped with a heavy roller for smoothing road surfaces.
b. A similar machine with an internal-combustion engine.
2. A ruthless or irresistible force or power.
v. also steam·roll (-rōl′) steam·roll·ered, steam·roll·er·ing, steam·roll·ers also steam·rolled or steam·roll·ing or steam·rolls
v.tr.
1. To smooth or level (a road) with a steamroller.
2. To overwhelm or suppress ruthlessly; crush.
v.intr.
To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.

steamroller

(ˈstiːmˌrəʊlə) or

steam roller

n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a steam-powered vehicle with heavy rollers at the front and rear used for compressing road surfaces during road-making
b. another word for roadroller
2.
a. an overpowering force or a person with such force that overcomes all opposition
b. (as modifier): steamroller tactics.
vb
(tr) to crush (opposition, etc) by overpowering force

steam•roll•er

(ˈstimˌroʊ lər)

n.
1. a heavy steam-powered vehicle having a roller for crushing, compacting, or leveling materials used for a road or the like.
2. (not in technical use) any similar vehicle with a roller.
3. an overpowering force, esp. a ruthless one.
v.t.
4. to crush or flatten with a steamroller.
5. to overcome with superior force.
6. to bring about the adoption of by overwhelming pressure: to steamroller the resolution through.
v.i.
7. to proceed with implacable force.
adj.
8. ruthlessly overpowering.
[1865–70]

steamroller


Past participle: steamrollered
Gerund: steamrollering

Imperative
steamroller
steamroller
Present
I steamroller
you steamroller
he/she/it steamrollers
we steamroller
you steamroller
they steamroller
Preterite
I steamrollered
you steamrollered
he/she/it steamrollered
we steamrollered
you steamrollered
they steamrollered
Present Continuous
I am steamrollering
you are steamrollering
he/she/it is steamrollering
we are steamrollering
you are steamrollering
they are steamrollering
Present Perfect
I have steamrollered
you have steamrollered
he/she/it has steamrollered
we have steamrollered
you have steamrollered
they have steamrollered
Past Continuous
I was steamrollering
you were steamrollering
he/she/it was steamrollering
we were steamrollering
you were steamrollering
they were steamrollering
Past Perfect
I had steamrollered
you had steamrollered
he/she/it had steamrollered
we had steamrollered
you had steamrollered
they had steamrollered
Future
I will steamroller
you will steamroller
he/she/it will steamroller
we will steamroller
you will steamroller
they will steamroller
Future Perfect
I will have steamrollered
you will have steamrollered
he/she/it will have steamrollered
we will have steamrollered
you will have steamrollered
they will have steamrollered
Future Continuous
I will be steamrollering
you will be steamrollering
he/she/it will be steamrollering
we will be steamrollering
you will be steamrollering
they will be steamrollering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steamrollering
you have been steamrollering
he/she/it has been steamrollering
we have been steamrollering
you have been steamrollering
they have been steamrollering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steamrollering
you will have been steamrollering
he/she/it will have been steamrollering
we will have been steamrollering
you will have been steamrollering
they will have been steamrollering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steamrollering
you had been steamrollering
he/she/it had been steamrollering
we had been steamrollering
you had been steamrollering
they had been steamrollering
Conditional
I would steamroller
you would steamroller
he/she/it would steamroller
we would steamroller
you would steamroller
they would steamroller
Past Conditional
I would have steamrollered
you would have steamrollered
he/she/it would have steamrollered
we would have steamrollered
you would have steamrollered
they would have steamrollered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steamroller - a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its waysteamroller - a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
power, force - one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
2.steamroller - vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavementssteamroller - vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
Verb1.steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
steamroll, steamroller - overwhelm by using great force; "steamroller the opposition"
steamroll, steamroller - proceed with great force; "The new teacher tends to steamroller"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
2.steamroller - proceed with great force; "The new teacher tends to steamroller"
go, proceed, move - follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
steamroll, steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
3.steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
mash, squash, squeeze, crush, squelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
4.steamroller - overwhelm by using great force; "steamroller the opposition"
overmaster, overpower, overwhelm - overcome by superior force
steamroll, steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
5.steamroller - make level or flat with a steamroller; "steamroll the roads"
flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"

steamroller

verb
To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
Translations
höyryjyräjyrätä
passer au laminoir
gőzhengerúthenger
parni valjar

steamroller

[ˈstiːmˌrəʊləʳ]
A. Napisonadora f
B. VT
1. (lit) → allanar con apisonadora
2. (fig) → aplastar, arrollar
to steamroller a bill through Parliamenthacer aprobar un proyecto de ley por mayoría aplastante or arrolladora

steamroller

[ˈstiːmrəʊlər]
nrouleau m compresseursteam room nhammam m

steamroller

[ˈstiːmˌrəʊləʳ] nrullo compressore
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