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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

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