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railroad

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɪl.rəʊd/  us   /-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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verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈreɪl.rəʊd/  us   /-roʊd/
to force something to happen or force someone to do something, especially quickly or unfairly: We were railroaded into signing the agreement.
Translations of “railroad”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐵路…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铁路…
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