to bulldoze

Meaning(s)

1. coerce somebody into doing something

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bulldoze someone into giving you something

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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.

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  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.

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  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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