ride roughshod over

Synonyms and related words:
beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, domineer, domineer over, enslave, grind, grind down, henpeck, hit and run, intimidate, inundate, keep down, keep under, lord it over, oppress, overawe, overbear, overflow, overmaster, override, overrun, press heavy on, repress, ride down, ride over, run down, run over, subjugate, suppress, terrorize, trample, trample down, trample on, trample underfoot, trample upon, tread down, tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, walk all over, walk over, weigh heavy on

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • ride roughshod over — (someone/something) to act without caring about how you will effect someone or something. He was a bully and rode roughshod over his workers whenever he felt they weren t working hard enough …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — ► ride roughshod over arrogantly or inconsiderately disregard. Main Entry: ↑roughshod …   English terms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — phrasal : to treat with disdain or abuse warn him not to ride roughshod over the younger children * * * ride roughshod over To treat arrogantly, domineer over without consideration • • • Main Entry: ↑rough * * * ride roughshod over phrase to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride roughshod over —    If you ride roughshod over something, you behave in a harsh or thoughtless manner, or you treat a situation with contempt.     The government rode roughshod over all opposition to the new measures …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ride roughshod over — {v. phr.} To do as you wish without considering the wishes of (another person); treat with scorn or lack of courtesy; show no sympathy for. * /The city officials rode roughshod over the people who did not want their homes torn down for a new… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ride roughshod over — {v. phr.} To do as you wish without considering the wishes of (another person); treat with scorn or lack of courtesy; show no sympathy for. * /The city officials rode roughshod over the people who did not want their homes torn down for a new… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ride\ roughshod\ over — v. phr. To do as you wish without considering the wishes of (another person); treat with scorn or lack of courtesy; show no sympathy for. The city officials rode roughshod over the people who did not want their homes torn down for a new school.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ride roughshod over — to behave in a way that shows you have no respect for someone or something They have ridden roughshod over human rights …   English dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — arrogantly or inconsiderately disregard. → roughshod …   English new terms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — verb To act in a bullying or inconsiderate manner; to display disregard towards someone or something. The new settlers ran rougshod over the indigenous people and the natural habitat …   Wiktionary


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