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roughshod

[ ruhf-shod ]
/ ˈrʌfˈʃɒd /
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adjective

shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.

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Idioms for roughshod

    ride roughshod over, to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush: He rode roughshod over his friends to advance himself in the business world.

Origin of roughshod

First recorded in 1680–90; rough + shod
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British Dictionary definitions for roughshod

roughshod
/ (ˈrʌfˌʃɒd) /

adjective

(of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding

adverb

ride roughshod over to domineer over or act with complete disregard for
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