Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

to bulldoze

1) coerce somebody into doing something
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    • bulldoze someone into giving you something
  • Analysis

    To bulldoze means to destroy an area or clear an area using a bulldozer. To bulldoze can also mean to use excessive force in order to achieve something or to force someone to do something they might not be happy doing.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Adam tried to bulldoze me into lending him some money, but I stood my ground and refused.
    2. My sister-in-law constantly tries to bulldoze her way into our family affairs.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. By using her influence, the CEO bulldozed the council into giving the company planning permission for a new Head Office.
    2. In the meeting, Lenny seemed more interested in bulldozing people into agreeing with him rather than trying to win them over.
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