Translation of steamroller in Spanish:

steamroller

Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmˌrəʊlər; ˈstiːmˌrəʊlə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • apisonadora (feminine), aplanadora (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) (before noun/delante del nombre) steamroller tactics tácticas (feminine plural) dictatoriales or avasalladoras
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    • America is the steamroller of modernity, and its forcing the Europeans to adapt.
    • But I also hope that, god forbid, if their magazine against all odds becomes a financial success, their love of books and concern for writers isn't crushed out by some corporate steamroller.
    • This is hardly the place to rehearse the errors and elisions in his original article, or the way it allows its thesis like a steamroller to flatten the facts.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (flatten) [road/tarmac] apisonar, aplanar 1.2 (crush) [opposition] aplastar 1.3 (force) they steamrollered the plan through the committee aplastando a la oposición, hicieron que la comisión aprobara el planto steamroller sb into sth/-ing he tried to steamroller us into (making) a quick decision quiso obligarnos or forzarnos a tomar una decisión rápida

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