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steamroller in Motor vehicles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsteamrollersteam‧roll‧er1 /ˈstiːmˌrəʊlə $ -ˌroʊlər/ noun [countable]  1 TTCa heavy vehicle with very wide wheels that is driven over road surfaces to make them flat2 someone who uses their power and influence to make sure that something happens the way they want it to
Examples from the Corpus
steamrollerRayleen didn't find anything else broken, though she seemed convinced I'd been run over by a steamroller.Square on his feet, Jos looked as though he could hold off a steamroller.Marc made her feel as if she'd just had a battle with a steamroller - but she was mildly pleased with herself.Ann Day, R-Tucson, the legislative steamroller behind a move to regulate HMOs.The steamroller had hit a bump, but for the time being it was back on course.During the 1950s, Pfeffer was a veritable steamroller, filing suits or joining them throughout the country.