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derail meaning and definition

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Definition of derail (verb)

  1. cause to run off the tracks
    • "they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"
  2. run off or leave the rails
    • "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
    • synonyms: jump
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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