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  • v  bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
    The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat
  • v  proceed with great force
    The new teacher tends to steamroller
  • v  overwhelm by using great force
    steamroller the opposition
  • v  make level or flat with a steamroller
    steamroll the roads

  • If Malaysia gives up that role, it will be a very sad day because the strong countries will then steamroll over us.
  • Angels beat Trek, but not quite in the way a debuting blockbuster should steamroll a movie that opened the previous weekend.
  • As the current President proved, a Chief Executive with two-thirds of the public behind him can steamroll almost any rival influence.
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  • Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash: Preview
    Sky Blue continues to steamroll their competition in NWSL. Last week, SBFC recorded the NWSL's biggest win. The 5-1 victory against Boston had contributions from Taylor Lytle, Danesha Adams and Lisa De Vanna, with the latter two scoring two goals apiece.
    June 9, 2013 -

  • John Conyers in
    In a statement announcing the lawsuit, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said, "We will not allow the administration to steamroll Congress."
  • Bernard Hopkins in Sydney Morning Herald
    I have enough at this stage of the game to not only survive but to win and bring the experience to offset any young energy that thinks they will run in there and steamroll the old man,Hopkins said. "There is a truck coming. I will flatten...
  • Mark Wilson in USA Today
    You can't think that,Wilson said. "So many guys are in it still. If we start playing against each other, guys are going to steamroll right past us."

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