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English definition of “derail”


verb [T] (PLAN)    /ˌdiːˈreɪl/
to prevent a plan or process from succeeding : Renewed fighting threatens to derail the peace talks .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting derailment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] There's been a derailment just outside Crewe, and many people are feared dead .Accidents involving vehicles
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