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train

noun [C]  us   /treɪn/

train noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a railroad engine and the connected, wheeled containers it pulls along the tracks in carrying goods or people: a freight/passenger train a commuter train

train noun [C] (SERIES)

a line of animals, people, or things moving along together, or a series of connected thoughts or events: a mule/wagon train Now I’ve lost my train of thought and forgot what I was going to say.

train noun [C] (PART OF DRESS)

the part of a long dress that spreads out onto the floor behind

train

verb [I/T]  us   /treɪn/

train verb [I/T] (PREPARE)

to prepare someone or be prepared for a job, activity, or sport by learning skills or by mental or physical exercise: [I] She trained as a pilot. [T] He trains teachers to use new technology. [I] She trained hard for the race, sometimes running as much as 60 miles a week.
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