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English verb: derail

1. derail (motion) cause to run off the tracks


SamplesThey had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)counteract, countermine, sabotage, subvert, undermine, weaken

2. derail (motion) run off or leave the rails


SamplesThe train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks.


Synonymsjump


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel









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