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steamroller

tv. to force something to be approved; to force something to happen. He plans to steamroller this bill through Congress, but it just won’t work.
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The German team, drawn from workers at Ford's Cologne plant, had steamrollered their way past Russia, Spain and France to get to the final, and they overpowered the plucky Welsh lads to record a 6-0 win and be named as champions.
Bradford were determined not to be steamrollered and gave as good as they got in the opening exchanges.
Livvy were simply steamrollered off the park as Rangers led 2-0 at half-time through strikes by Tore Andre Flo and Claudio Caniggia.
Almost three days after the storm steamrollered the coast, trescue teams finally reaching some of the hardest-hit places, including the Bolivar peninsula, a resort on Galveston Bay where entire neighbourhoods were wiped out.
And Bloods boss Dave Pace said: "We have to admit that we were steamrollered.
com World Championship at Alexandra Palace last night, as he steamrollered the brave qualifier 7-2 in a largely one-sided affair.
2 now meets another Russian, Svetlana Kuznetsova, who steamrollered countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 6-1.
Edinburgh steamrollered arch-rivals Glasgow at Armadale last night to stay on track for a place in the Premier Trophy semis.
Rather than dodgy war coverage, as Howard Kurtz suggested to Paula Zahn Wednesday on CNN, the media's bigger sin was toeing the government's line for months leading up to the war by suggesting Saddam Hussein's forces would be easily steamrollered.
She says public concerns about preserving the site - green belt land either side of the M42 - are being steamrollered into all three planning applications for motorway service stations in the area.
Players' boss Gordon Taylor will not be steamrollered into accepting the government's relaxed proposals on work permits.
McLeish said: "We have to show mental toughness as anyone could get steamrollered at the Emirates.
2 now meets another Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova who steamrollered countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 6-1.