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  1. steamroller

    • IPA[ˈstiːmrəʊlə]

    英式

    • n.
      a heavy, slow-moving vehicle with a roller, used to flatten the surfaces of roads during construction;an oppressive and relentless power or force
    • v.
      (of a government or other authority) forcibly pass (a measure) by restricting debate or otherwise overriding opposition;force (someone) into doing or accepting something
    • verb: steamroller, 3rd person present: steamrollers, gerund or present participle: steamrollering, past tense: steamrollered, past participle: steamrollered

    • noun: steamroller, plural noun: steamrollers

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a heavy, slow-moving vehicle with a roller, used to flatten the surfaces of roads during construction after each truckload of earth fell, a steamroller flattened it
    • an oppressive and relentless power or force victims of an ideological steamroller

    動詞

    • 1. (of a government or other authority) forcibly pass (a measure) by restricting debate or otherwise overriding opposition the government's trying to steamroller a law through
    • force (someone) into doing or accepting something an attempt to steamroller the country into political reforms