steamroller

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steamroller (plural steamrollers)

  1. a steam-powered heavy road roller
  2. (informal) Any heavy road roller
  3. (by extension) any seemingly irresistible force
  4. a pipe, used for smoking cannabis, open at both ends and having a bowl near one end; it rolls the smoke (steam)

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steamroller (third-person singular simple present steamrollers, present participle steamrollering, simple past and past participle steamrollered)

  1. to level a road using a steamroller
  2. to proceed ruthlessly against all opposition as if with an overwhelming force; to overpower

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