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  1. ramrod

    • IPA[ˈramrɒd]

    英式

    • n.
      a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzle-loading firearm.;used in similes and metaphors to describe an erect or rigid posture
    • v.
      force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly
    • noun: ramrod, plural noun: ramrods

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzle-loading firearm.
    • used in similes and metaphors to describe an erect or rigid posture he held himself ramrod straight
    • 2. North American a foreman or manager, especially one who is a strict disciplinarian he was ramrod for the construction of the Apollo command module

    動詞

    • 1. North American force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly they ramrodded through legislation voiding the court injunctions
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    • IPA[ˈramˌräd]

    美式

    • n.
      a rod for ramming down the charge of a muzzleloading firearm.
    • v.
      force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly: they ramrodded through legislation voiding the court injunctions

    Oxford American Dictionary