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English noun: railroad

1. railroad (artifact) line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

Synonymsrailroad line, railway, railway line, railway system

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)cable railway, cog railway, el, elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, funicular, funicular railway, metro, monorail, overhead railway, rack railway, rail, scenic railway, subway, subway system, tube, underground

2. railroad (artifact) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

SamplesHe walked along the railroad track.

Synonymsrailroad track, railway

Broader (hypernym)track

Narrower (hyponym)broad gauge, gantlet, narrow gauge, railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, standard gauge, switch, turnout

Part holonymcrosstie, rail, railroad tie, rails, runway, sleeper, tie, track

Part meronymline, rail line, railway line

English verb: railroad

1. railroad (social) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

SamplesThey sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone.

Synonymsdragoon, sandbag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

2. railroad (possession) supply with railroad lines

SamplesRailroad the West.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. railroad (motion) transport by railroad

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport

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