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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbʊldoʊz/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbʊldəʊz/
- Hyphenation: bull‧doze
- To destroy with a bulldozer.
- He's certainly very chirpy for a man whose house has just been bulldozed down.
- (Britain) To push someone over by heading straight over them. Often used in conjunction with "over".
- He just ran across the field bulldozing everyone over.
- (Britain) To push through forcefully.
2012 November 10, Amy Lawrence, “Fulham's Mark Schwarzer saves late penalty in dramatic draw at Arsenal”, in The Guardian:
- For the second time in a week, Wenger's team gave themselves an encouraging platform. In the 11th minute Theo Walcott drilled in a corner, and Olivier Giroud bulldozed through unopposed to thump the ball goalwards.
- To push, as a bulldozer pushes
- "Again the animal had bulldozed all its bedding with its fat bottom into a heap at one end of its cage."
- (Britain) To shoot down an idea immediately and forcefully.
- That was a good suggestion, but you just bulldozed it.
- (US, slang, dated) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; used originally of the intimidation of black voters in Louisiana.
to shoot down an idea