bulldoze

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʊldəʊz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbʊlˌdoʊz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bŏŏldōz′)

Inflections of 'bulldoze' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bulldozes
v 3rd person singular
bulldozing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bulldozed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bulldozed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bull•doze /ˈbʊlˌdoʊz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -dozed, -doz•ing. 
  1. Civil Engineeringto clear, move, or reshape (the land) with or as if with a bulldozer:They bulldozed the area and started construction.
  2. Civil Engineeringto knock down or clear away by or as if by using a bulldozer: to bulldoze trees from a site.
  3. to force (someone) to do (something) by bullying;
    coerce:[+ object + into + verb-ing]We bulldozed him into buying the computer.
  4. to force (something) in the manner of a bulldozer:[+ object]bulldozed his plan through Congress.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bull•doze  (bŏŏldōz′),USA pronunciation v.,  -dozed, -doz•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Civil Engineeringto clear, level, or reshape the contours of (land) by or as if by using a bulldozer:to bulldoze a building site.
  2. Civil Engineeringto clear away by or as if by using a bulldozer:to bulldoze trees from a site.
  3. to coerce or intimidate, as with threats.

v.i. 
  1. Civil Engineeringto use a bulldozer:To clear this rubble away we may have to bulldoze.
  2. to advance or force one's way in the manner of a bulldozer.
  • 1875–80, American; origin, originally uncertain; the notion that it represents a verb, verbal use of bull dose, i.e., a dose fit for a bull, is probably specious; defs. 1, 2, 4, 5 are back formations from bulldozer tractor
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged browbeat, cow, bully, hector;
      tyrannize.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bulldoze /ˈbʊlˌdəʊz/ vb (transitive)
  1. to move, demolish, flatten, etc, with a bulldozer
  2. informal to force; push
  3. informal to intimidate or coerce
Etymology: 19th Century: probably from bull1 + dose
'bulldoze' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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