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bulldoze

Pronunciation: /ˈbʊldəʊz/

Translation of bulldoze in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [building] demoler*, derribar they bulldozed the rubble into a pile apilaron los escombros con el bulldozer 1.2 (bully, force) [colloquial/familiar] avasallar I was determined not to be bulldozed by her estaba resuelto a no dejarme avasallar por ella to bulldoze sb into sth/-ing forzar* a algn a algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo we were bulldozed into signing nos forzaron a firmar the measure was bulldozed through se consiguió la aprobación de la medida a la fuerza he bulldozed his way into the hall se metió en la sala llevándose a todo el mundo por delante
    Example sentences
    • Grant plays George Wade, a millionaire real estate developer determined to bulldoze anything that stands in the way of his company's plans.
    • First, he bulldozed French flanker Serge Betsen before forcing his way over the try line with similar ferocity on the hour mark after a period of sustained pressure.
    • And I am personally not averse to bulldozing my way towards what I want with any clever approach I can dream up.

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