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English definition of “run sb out of town (on a rail)”

run sb out of town (on a rail)

US informal
to force someone to leave a town: The sheriff and his men ran the horse thieves out of town.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
(Definition of run sb out of town (on a rail) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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