Meaning of roughshod

rough•shod

Pronunciation: (ruf'shod'), [key]
— adj.
  1. shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
  2. to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush: He rode roughshod over his friends to advance himself in the business world.
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