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"railroad" in British English

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railroadnoun [C]

uk   /ˈreɪl.rəʊd/ us   /ˈreɪl.roʊd/ US UK railway, written abbreviation RR
the metal tracks on which trains run: We live close to the railroad line. She travelled across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian railroad.
A2 the system of tracks, stations, trains, etc.: a railroad station/timetable/siding Thomas Grant worked on the railroad(s) for 50 years.

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railroadverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈreɪl.rəʊd/ us   /ˈreɪl.roʊd/
(Definition of railroad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"railroad" in American English

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railroadnoun [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

railroadverb [T always + adv/prep]

us   /ˈreɪlˌroʊd/
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.
(Definition of railroad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"railroad" in Business English

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railroadnoun

uk   /ˈreɪlrəʊd/ us   US TRANSPORT
[C or U] a system of tracks that trains travel along: A potential client turned down the site because it isn't near a railroad.a railroad car/track/bridge, etc. Downtown is bordered at one end by railroad tracks, the other end by a bayou. a railroad depot/station
[C] the companies, work, and people involved in transporting people and goods by train: We understand the railroads need to make a profit. After dropping out of school, he worked on the railroad.

railroadverb [T]

uk   /ˈreɪlrəʊd/ us  
to force somebody to do or accept something without allowing them to refuse: railroad sb into doing sth We felt we were being railroaded into accepting a deal.railroad sb into sth We could be railroaded into a merger. Unfortunately, this scheme is being railroaded through Westminster under the pretext of immigration control.
(Definition of railroad from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “railroad”
in Chinese (Simplified) 铁路…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐵路…
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“railroad” in British English

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“railroad” in Business English

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