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bulldoze definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: flatten with or as if with a bulldozer

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: perhaps from 1bull + alteration of dose Date: 1876 transitive verb 1. to coerce or restrain by threats ; bully 2. to move, clear, gouge out, or level off by pushing with or as if with a bulldozer 3. to force insensitively or ruthlessly <bulldozed the program through the legislature> intransitive verb 1. to operate a bulldozer 2. to force one's way like a bulldozer Synonyms: see intimidate

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 clear with a bulldozer. 2 colloq. a intimidate. b make (one's way) forcibly.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bulldoze Bull"doze`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bulldozed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bulldozing.] To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; -- used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana. [Slang, U.S.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bulldozes, bulldozing, bulldozed) 1. If people bulldoze something such as a building, they knock it down using a bulldozer. She defeated developers who wanted to bulldoze her home to build a supermarket. VERB: V n 2. If people bulldoze earth, stone, or other heavy material, they move it using a bulldozer. Last week, the department's road builders began to bulldoze a water meadow on Twyford Down. VERB: V n 3. If someone bulldozes a plan through or bulldozes another person into doing something, they get what they want in an unpleasantly forceful way. The party in power planned to bulldoze through a full socialist programme... The coalition bulldozed the resolution through the plenary session... My parents tried to bulldoze me into going to college. VERB: V n with through, V n through n, V n into n/-ing, also V n [disapproval]

Moby Thesaurus

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