bulldoze
a) To destroy with a bulldozer.

Hes certainly very chirpy for a man whose house has just been bulldozed down.

b) 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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  • Bulldoze — Bull doze , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bulldozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bulldozing}.] To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulldoze — (v.) 1876, originally a noun, bulldose a severe beating or lashing, lit. a dose fit for a bull, a slang word referring to the intimidation beating of black voters (by either blacks or whites) in the chaotic 1876 U.S. presidential election. As a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulldoze — bully, browbeat, *intimidate, cow Analogous words: *threaten, menace: terrorize, terrify, *frighten: *worry, harass, harry Contrasted words: cajole, wheedle, blandish, *coax …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bulldoze — ► VERB 1) clear or destroy with a bulldozer. 2) informal use force to deal with or coerce. ORIGIN from BULL(Cf. ↑bull) + doze, an alteration of the noun DOSE(Cf. ↑dose) …   English terms dictionary

  • bulldoze — ☆ bulldoze [bool′dōz΄ ] vt. bulldozed, bulldozing [< n. bulldose, a severe beating < bull (Botany Bay slang), a flogging of 75 lashes + DOSE] 1. Informal to force or frighten by threatening; intimidate; bully 2. to move, make level, dig out …   English World dictionary

  • bulldoze — [[t]b ʊldoʊz[/t]] bulldozes, bulldozing, bulldozed 1) VERB If people bulldoze something such as a building, they knock it down using a bulldozer. [V P] She defeated developers who wanted to bulldoze her home to build a supermarket. 2) VERB If… …   English dictionary

  • bulldoze — /bool dohz /, v., bulldozed, bulldozing. v.t. 1. to clear, level, or reshape the contours of (land) by or as if by using a bulldozer: to bulldoze a building site. 2. to clear away by or as if by using a bulldozer: to bulldoze trees from a site. 3 …   Universalium

  • bulldoze — v. to bulldoze through (they bulldozed their way through all obstacles) * * * [ bʊldəʊz] to bulldoze through (they bulldozed their way through all obstacles) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bulldoze — verb 1) they plan to bulldoze the park Syn: demolish, knock down, tear down, pull down, flatten, level, raze, clear 2) he bulldozed his way through Syn: force, push, shove, barge …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bulldoze — UK [ˈbʊlˌdəʊz] / US [ˈbʊlˌdoʊz] verb Word forms bulldoze : present tense I/you/we/they bulldoze he/she/it bulldozes present participle bulldozing past tense bulldozed past participle bulldozed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to clear an area by… …   English dictionary

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