Bulldoze meaning

bo͝ol'dōz'
To move, dig out, or demolish with a bulldozer.

Bulldozed the ground at the construction site; bulldozed a road through the woods; bulldozed the old building.

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To coerce, intimidate, or bully.
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To do away with; terminate.
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To operate a bulldozer.
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To proceed forcefully or insensitively.
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To force or frighten by threatening; intimidate; bully.
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To move, make level, dig out, etc. with a bulldozer.
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To destroy with a bulldozer.

He's certainly very chirpy for a man whose house has just been bulldozed down.

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(UK) To push someone over by heading straight over them. Often used in conjunction with "over".

He just ran across the field bulldozing everyone over.

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(UK) To push through forcefully.
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To push, as a bulldozer pushes.
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(UK) To shoot down an idea immediately and forcefully.

That was a good suggestion, but you just bulldozed it.

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(US, slang, dated) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; used originally of the intimidation of black voters in Louisiana.
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Origin of bulldoze

  • Perhaps from alteration of obsolete bulldose severe beating bull dose
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From earlier bulldose (noun, literally “bull-dose": "a dose fit for a bull”), equivalent to bull +‎ dose.
    From Wiktionary