Origin of English Words: “Bulldozer”

Posted: October 8, 2011 in Writing

Interesting find considering I use this all the time as my metaphor:

Slowly “to bull doze” began to be used in the form of a verb and became synonymous with “to intimidate with a great force”. “Bulldozer” was used as a label for anything that “gets the job done,”. Soon “bulldoze” became metaphorical in usage. Even in the present times it is used to mean “push through” or “oppress” or  “overpower”.

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