Meaning: The word bulldoze denotes clearing the ground or destroying buildings, trees in order to make an area flat with a bulldozer. It is also used when someone is forced to do something, even though they might not want to do it.
Origin: The word has been around since 1880 and is from an earlier noun, ‘bulldose’. The bull element in the word is likely to be connected to that in bull-whip and might even be directly from that word. The "ground clearing" meaning is from 1942.
Usage: The little greenery that was left in the city was bulldozed to make way for more high-rise buildings.
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