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DERAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does derail mean? 

DERAIL (verb)
  The verb DERAIL has 2 senses:

1. cause to run off the tracks
2. run off or leave the rails

  Familiarity information: DERAIL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DERAIL (verb)


Sense 1derail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to run off the tracks

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste

Hypernyms (to "derail" is one way to...):

counteract; countermine; sabotage; subvert; undermine; weaken (destroy property or hinder normal operations)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2derail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run off or leave the rails

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

derail; jump

Context example:

the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

Hypernyms (to "derail" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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