Nevertheless, he warns, “I am afraid that some of our military heavyweights may bulldoze their way to stop the talks.”
He loved to have anyone pretend to bulldoze him; he was a beloved autocrat among his own people.
Perhaps that crowd is coming over again to bulldoze us, he suggested.
No call to bulldoze a fellow just because you happened to be first on the spot!
He saw that he could not bulldoze the master of the Hall, and his manner changed.
Besides this, they had been compelled to bulldoze everybody, ranchmen and railroad men.
Now if you try to bulldoze me further, I'll slap your wrists.
That young assayer Russell started to bulldoze when Sandy took a hand.
He had thought to bulldoze the widow and her son, but he was getting decidedly the worse of the encounter.
But you can see that we can't allow these men to bulldoze us.
by 1880, from an earlier noun, bulldose "a severe beating or lashing" (1876), literally "a dose fit for a bull," a slang word referring to the intimidation beating of black voters (by either blacks or whites) in the chaotic 1876 U.S. presidential election. See bull (n.1) + dose (n.). Related: Bulldozed; bulldozing.
To intimidate; overcome by force •Early use of the term is connected with Southern politics of the Reconstruction period and describes the intimidation of black men who wished to vote: to bulldoze employees
[1870s+; fr bulldose, ''to beat, flog with a strip of leather,'' perhaps fr the notion of the dose of force needed to cow a bull]