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railroad

noun [C]  us   /ˈreɪlˌroʊd/ (also railway,  /ˈreɪlˌweɪ/ )

railroad noun [C] (TRANSPORTATION)

a system of transportation using special vehicles whose wheels turn on metal bars fixed to the ground, or a particular company using such a system: railroad tracks a railroad station the Pennsylvania Railroad

railroad

verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /ˈreɪlˌroʊd/

railroad verb [T always + adv/prep] (FORCE)

to force something to happen or force someone to do something, esp. quickly and unfairly: We feel that our client was railroaded into pleading guilty.
Translations of “railroad”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐵路…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铁路…
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