Definition of Steamroller

1. Noun. A massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way.

Exact synonyms: Juggernaut
Generic synonyms: Force, Power
Derivative terms: Steamroll, Steamroll, Steamroll



2. Verb. Bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure. "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
Exact synonyms: Steamroll
Related verbs: Steamroll, Steamroll
Generic synonyms: Coerce, Force, Hale, Pressure, Squeeze

3. Noun. Vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements.
Exact synonyms: Road Roller
Generic synonyms: Vehicle

4. Verb. Proceed with great force. "The new teacher tends to steamroller"
Exact synonyms: Steamroll
Generic synonyms: Go, Move, Proceed
Related verbs: Steamroll

5. Verb. Crush with a steamroller as if to level. "Steamroller the road"
Generic synonyms: Crush, Mash, Squash, Squeeze, Squelch

6. Verb. Overwhelm by using great force. "Sam cannot steamroller Sue "; "Steamroller the opposition"
Exact synonyms: Steamroll
Generic synonyms: Overmaster, Overpower, Overwhelm
Related verbs: Steamroll

7. Verb. Make level or flat with a steamroller. "Steamroll the roads"
Exact synonyms: Steamroll
Generic synonyms: Flatten

Definition of Steamroller

1. Noun. a steam-powered heavy road roller ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Any heavy road roller ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) any seemingly irresistible force ¹

4. Noun. a pipe, used for smoking cannabis, open at both ends and having a bowl near one end; it rolls the smoke (steam) ¹

5. Verb. to level a road using a steamroller ¹

6. Verb. to proceed ruthlessly against all opposition as if with an overwhelming force; to overpower ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steamroller

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steamroller

steaminess
steaminesses
steaming
steamingly
steamings
steamless
steamlike
steamliner
steamliners
steampipe
steampipes
steampunk
steampunks
steamroll
steamrolled
steamroller (current term)
steamrollered
steamrollering
steamrollers
steamrolling
steamrolls
steams
steamship
steamship company
steamship line
steamships
stean
steane
steaned

Literary usage of Steamroller

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1. The Triple Flame: The Inner Secrets of Sufism by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2001)
"Now suppose a bullock pulling a steamroller flattens stones on the road awhile, ... Because it's dangerous to leave a steamroller sitting there on the road, ..."

2. The Triple Flame: The Inner Secrets of Sufism by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2001)
"Now suppose a bullock pulling a steamroller flattens stones on the road awhile, ... Because it's dangerous to leave a steamroller sitting there on the road, ..."

3. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1898)
"... and for a steamroller £oa year, and there was also a provision for (a. ... It was contended for the appellants that the steamroller was being used to go ..."

4. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"One of them handled an ancient steamroller that became a kind of symbol of "Limey" ... Most of the time that steamroller would just sit there in the rain. ..."

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