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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of steamroller.

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Examples

  • On Tuesday, the Broadcasting Amendment Bill was "steamrollered" through the National Assembly by the ANC.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Kimberley on May 28 had been "steamrollered" by ANC representatives

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pregnancy Bill had been "steamrollered" through Parliament was cheap politics and utterly hypocritical coming from the party that first introduced abortion into South Africa, ANC Health committee chairman Dr Abe Nkomo said on Wednesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Israel sent a formidable team that racked up a massive 22-point average in the Round Robin, then steamrollered strong sides from Sweden and France in the semi-final and final respectively.

    The greatest kibitzer of all time

  • This, after all, is the company which invented the Walkman, which once dominated the games console industry with the PlayStation, which steamrollered the US TV market in the 1970s with the Trinitron.

    A game that Sony must win

  • Stan ZetieStreetly, West Midlands• Nick Clegg allowed David Cameron to fix constituency boundaries for a Tory victory next time, and the AV referendum he naively accepted in return is now being steamrollered by Tory money, Tory newspapers and a Tory front organisation.

    Letters: The case for AV – and alternative policies

  • If there is a coherent source for the rather unkind public debate over Patel's heft it is the England management's fixation with nurturing a pack-like sense of intimidatory conditioning, the relentless corporate identity that so thrillingly steamrollered the Australians in the winter.

    Why Samit Patel's cricket skill set carries so much weight | Barney Ronay

  • Against the backdrop of the London trial, their win in the UAE, against a side ranked above them, represented a heartening refusal to be steamrollered by events beyond their control.

    Pakistan Shows Resilience Amid Turmoil

  • Andrew Strauss and Ricky Ponting offer their reactions after England steamrollered their way to an innings victory in the fourth Test to ensure that the Ashes will be remaining in their possession until at least 2013

    The Ashes 2010-11: England management focussed on securing the series | Mike Selvey

  • If there is a coherent source for the rather unkind public debate over Patel's heft it is the England management's fixation with nurturing a pack-like sense of intimidatory conditioning, the relentless corporate identity that so thrillingly steamrollered the Australians in the winter.

    Why Samit Patel's cricket skill set carries so much weight | Barney Ronay

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