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American English: /ˈstimˌroʊlər/
British English: /ˈstiːmrəʊlə/

Translation of steamroller in Spanish:


  • (before noun) steamroller tactics
    tácticas (feminine plural) dictatoriales or avasalladoras
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 2 (crush)
    Example sentences
    • Global strategies can steamroller people who have a profound insight in local markets for the grace of outsourcing and other large management techniques.
    • This wouldn't matter if the material were intrinsically funny, and the performances were strong enough to steamroller the audience into acceptance of the authors' premise.
    • In 1996, the Scotsman simply steamrollered him, before Ebdon, who abandoned academia to serve his apprenticeship at Kings Cross Snooker Club, finally took on the mantle of the master.
  • 3 (force) they steamrollered the plan through the committee
    aplastando a la oposición, hicieron que la comisión aprobara el plan
    to steamroller somebody into something/-inghe tried to steamroller us into (making) a quick decision
    quiso obligarnos or forzarnos a tomar una decisión rápida
    Example sentences
    • This will certainly give opponents another point of attack, once the Government steamrollers the bill through Parliament.
    • The second chamber needs both independence and a level of strength to prevent any one government steamrollering ill-conceived legislation through parliament.
    • If that happens, then the threat of the use of the Parliament Act to steamroller the Bill into law looms large.
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