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Definition 1: vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) a conveyance that transports people or objects

Definition 2: a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

"the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"

Definition 3: make level or flat with a steamroller - [verb of change]

Samples where steamroller or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steamroll the roads

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) make flat or flatter

"flatten a road" "flatten your stomach with these exercises"

Definition 4: overwhelm by using great force - [verb of competition]

Samples where steamroller or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steamroller the opposition

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) overcome by superior force

(steamroller has a similar meaning as ...) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

Definition 5: crush with a steamroller as if to level - [verb of contact]

Samples where steamroller or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steamroller the road

(steamroller is a kind of ...) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

Samples where steamroller or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new teacher tends to steamroller

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) follow a procedure or take a course

"We should go farther in this matter" "She went through a lot of trouble" "go about the world in a certain manner" "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

(steamroller has a similar meaning as ...) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

Samples where steamroller or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat

Synonyms for steamroller in the sense of this definition

(steamroller is a kind of ...) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

"She forced him to take a job in the city" "He squeezed her for information"

(steamroller has a similar meaning as ...) overwhelm by using great force

"steamroller the opposition"

(steamroller has a similar meaning as ...) proceed with great force

"The new teacher tends to steamroller"

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