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It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it.
Simon Travaglia

Meaning of "steamroller" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STEAMROLLER

steamroller  [ˈstiːmˌrəʊlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STEAMROLLER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Steamroller is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb steamroller in English.

WHAT DOES STEAMROLLER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

steamroller

Steamroller

A steamroller is a form of road roller – a type of heavy construction machinery used for levelling surfaces, such as roads or airfields – that is powered by a steam engine. The levelling/flattening action is achieved through a combination of the size and weight of the vehicle and the rolls: the smooth wheels and the large cylinder or drum fitted in place of treaded road wheels. The majority of steam rollers are outwardly similar to traction engines as many traction engine manufacturers later produced rollers based on their existing designs, and the patents owned by certain roller manufacturers tended to influence the general arrangements used by others. The key difference between the two vehicles is that on a roller the main roll replaces the front wheels and axle that would be fitted to a traction engine. In many parts of the world, the term steam roller is still used regardless of the method of propulsion. This typically only applies to the largest examples.

Definition of steamroller in the English dictionary

The first definition of steamroller in the dictionary is a steam-powered vehicle with heavy rollers at the front and rear used for compressing road surfaces during road-making. Other definition of steamroller is an overpowering force or a person with such force that overcomes all opposition. Steamroller is also to crush by overpowering force.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STEAMROLLER

PRESENT

Present
I steamroller
you steamroller
he/she/it steamrollers
we steamroller
you steamroller
they steamroller
Present continuous
I am steamrollering
you are steamrollering
he/she/it is steamrollering
we are steamrollering
you are steamrollering
they are steamrollering
Present perfect
I have steamrollered
you have steamrollered
he/she/it has steamrollered
we have steamrollered
you have steamrollered
they have steamrollered
Present perfect continuous
I have been steamrollering
you have been steamrollering
he/she/it has been steamrollering
we have been steamrollering
you have been steamrollering
they have been steamrollering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I steamrollered
you steamrollered
he/she/it steamrollered
we steamrollered
you steamrollered
they steamrollered
Past continuous
I was steamrollering
you were steamrollering
he/she/it was steamrollering
we were steamrollering
you were steamrollering
they were steamrollering
Past perfect
I had steamrollered
you had steamrollered
he/she/it had steamrollered
we had steamrollered
you had steamrollered
they had steamrollered
Past perfect continuous
I had been steamrollering
you had been steamrollering
he/she/it had been steamrollering
we had been steamrollering
you had been steamrollering
they had been steamrollering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will steamroller
you will steamroller
he/she/it will steamroller
we will steamroller
you will steamroller
they will steamroller
Future continuous
I will be steamrollering
you will be steamrollering
he/she/it will be steamrollering
we will be steamrollering
you will be steamrollering
they will be steamrollering
Future perfect
I will have steamrollered
you will have steamrollered
he/she/it will have steamrollered
we will have steamrollered
you will have steamrollered
they will have steamrollered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been steamrollering
you will have been steamrollering
he/she/it will have been steamrollering
we will have been steamrollering
you will have been steamrollering
they will have been steamrollering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would steamroller
you would steamroller
he/she/it would steamroller
we would steamroller
you would steamroller
they would steamroller
Conditional continuous
I would be steamrollering
you would be steamrollering
he/she/it would be steamrollering
we would be steamrollering
you would be steamrollering
they would be steamrollering
Conditional perfect
I would have steamroller
you would have steamroller
he/she/it would have steamroller
we would have steamroller
you would have steamroller
they would have steamroller
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been steamrollering
you would have been steamrollering
he/she/it would have been steamrollering
we would have been steamrollering
you would have been steamrollering
they would have been steamrollering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you steamroller
we let´s steamroller
you steamroller
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to steamroller
Past participle
steamrollered
Present Participle
steamrollering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STEAMROLLER


acerola
ˌæsəˈrəʊlə
Angola
æŋˈɡəʊlə
bankroller
ˈbæŋkˌrəʊlə
bola
ˈbəʊlə
cola
ˈkəʊlə
comptroller
kənˈtrəʊlə
controller
kənˈtrəʊlə
enroller
ɪnˈrəʊlə
logroller
ˈlɒɡrəʊlə
patroller
pəˈtrəʊlə
proler
ˈprəʊlə
proller
ˈprəʊlə
reroller
riːˈrəʊlə
roadroller
ˈrəʊdˌrəʊlə
rocknroller
ˌrɒkənˈrəʊlə
roller
ˈrəʊlə
sola
ˈsəʊlə
solar
ˈsəʊlə
stroller
ˈstrəʊlə
troller
ˈtrəʊlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STEAMROLLER

steamboat
steamed
steamed pudding
steamed up
steamer
steamer chair
steamfitter
steamie
steamier
steamiest
steamily
steaminess
steaming
steamroll
steamroller tactics
steamship
steamship company
steamtight
steamtightness
steamy

WORDS THAT END LIKE STEAMROLLER

air-traffic controller
bookseller
financial controller
garden roller
goller
hair roller
high roller
holler
Holy Roller
ink roller
loller
mission controller
oller
paint roller
poller
quality controller
rock and roller
stock controller
tandem roller
Toller
traffic controller

Synonyms and antonyms of steamroller in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «steamroller» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STEAMROLLER

Find out the translation of steamroller to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of steamroller from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «steamroller» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

压路机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aplanadora
570 millions of speakers

English

steamroller
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दबाव डालना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المحدلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rolo compressor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

steamroller
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rouleau compresseur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Steamroller
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dampfwalze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

蒸気ローラー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강압
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Steamroller
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Steamroller
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீராவி இயந்திரமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्टीमोलर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zorla elde etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

travolgere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

walec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

compresor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οδοστρωτήρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stoomroller
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ångvält
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dampveivals
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of steamroller

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STEAMROLLER»

The term «steamroller» is regularly used and occupies the 67.387 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STEAMROLLER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about steamroller

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «STEAMROLLER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word steamroller.
1
Stewart Brand
Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
2
Wilfred Burchett
Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
3
Simon Travaglia
It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STEAMROLLER»

Discover the use of steamroller in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to steamroller and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mannheim Steamroller Halloween: The World Between
Kelly and Elyse accidentally stumble upon a doorway which leads them to another time and place, and their only hope of returning is their brother Evan.
Chip Davis, Jill Stern, 2004
2
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: The Season for Joy
Chip Davis is a Grammy Award-winning composer/musician, and he is the creator and leading member of the Mannheim Steamroller family. This incredible tale comes with an original CD, created specifically to accompany the story.
Chip Davis, 2007
3
Mannheim Steamroller
Piano solo arrangements of 12 selections: Angels We Have Heard on High * Carol of the Birds * Christmas Lullaby * Gagliarda * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * I Saw Three Ships * In Dulci Jubilo * Joy to the World * Los Peces En El Rio * ...
Chip Davis, 1998
4
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas
Ten arrangements: Carol of the Birds * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Greensleeves * In Dulci Jubilo * Traditions of Christmas * We Three Kings of Orient Are.
Mannheim Steamroller (Musical group), Chip Davis, Doug Smith (Guitarist), 1995
5
Steamroller
About the last thing Vincent Wade expected was for Carson Cress to ask him out.
Mary Calmes, 2012
6
Billboard
In its 25 years, Mannheim Steamroller, the rock 'n' classical creation of Chip Davis, has sold more than 24 million albums — without the backing of a major label, significant radio airplay or, for the most part, vocals. Mannheim Steamroller's ...
7
Mannheim Steamroller: A Fresh Aire Christmas - Piano Solo
(Piano Solo Personality). The second Christmas songbook from Mannheim Steamroller. Piano solo arrangements of 11 songs: Greensleeves * The Little Drummer Boy * O Holy Night * Traditions of Christmas.
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis, 1992
8
Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas in the Aire
This matching folio features arrangements of classic and original Christmas songs.
Chip (CRT) Davis, Mannheim Steamroller (Musical group), 1996
9
Orange Coast Magazine
364 S. Tustin • Orange El Dorado Plaza • 997-2900 A ny band with the name Mannheim y~V Steamroller must certainly manufacture industrial-strength rock and roll — real heavy on the metal, the kind of music only a rocker could love. In fact ...
10
Sammy the Steamroller
Sammy the steamroller is excited about repairing Main Street but the other road repair machines don't need his help.
Eugene Coco, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STEAMROLLER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term steamroller is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas back at JPJ Arena on Dec. 12 …
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, which can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena. «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
2
Mannheim Steamroller Announces 2015 Dates
Thanks to two touring companies, Mannheim Steamroller will be visiting practically every city in the USA. So far more than 60 dates have been announced, with ... «Pollstar, May 15»
3
Meghan Linsey Wows With 'Steamroller Blues' and 'Amazing Grace …
Linsey selected James Taylor's “Steamroller Blues” as her first tune, and, as Shelton ... Linsey's renditions of both “Steamroller Blues” and “Amazing Grace” are ... «The Boot, May 15»
4
Printmaking, steamroller demonstration to be held
Chico >> Chico State University intermediate printmaking students will give a live demonstration using a steamroller to put images onto paper and fabric on ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, May 15»
5
Hollywood gives way to Eustis for video-game building trio
Lackey has returned to his hometown to launch Steamroller Studios, a video game production company, with his childhood friend Adam Meyer and former ... «Orlando Sentinel, Feb 15»
6
Review: Chip Davis' Mannheim Steamroller shows it still thrills
And readers might feel jaded about the Steamroller sound, especially during this season. So what makes this year's version, which opened Monday night and ... «Omaha World-Herald, Dec 14»
7
Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Tour hits area
The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas show is making two stops in Connecticut - at the Palace Theater in Stamford on Dec. 11 and the Palace in Waterbury on ... «CT Post, Dec 14»
8
Chip Davis celebrates Mannheim Steamroller's past -- and future
Chip Davis began Mannheim Steamroller's career in Christmas music 30 years ago. ... It's an auspicious year for Chip Davis and his Mannheim Steamroller. «The Oakland Press, Dec 14»
9
Mannheim Steamroller show in Durham signals start of Christmas …
Mannheim Steamroller, a veteran New Age instrumental act primarily known for its modern recordings of classic Christmas music, will perform holiday tunes ... «News & Observer, Nov 14»
10
30th anniversary of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show is set for the Palace in Stamford on Dec. 11 and the Palace in Waterbury on Dec. 12. Photo: Contributed Photo. «CT Post, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Steamroller [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/steamroller>. Dec 2019 ».
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