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railroad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trains & railways
railroadrail‧road1 /ˈreɪlrəʊd $ -roʊd/ ●●○ noun [countable] American English  track.jpg TTTa railway or the railway The supplies were sent on the railroad. a railroad station
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railroadI crossed a railroad overpass and reached a bunch of shacks where two highways forked off, both for Denver.History teaches that the lack of a railroad stop condemned many towns to a lingering death a hundred years ago.By 1901, smelting operations were moved to Douglas, only 25 miles to the east, when a railroad was built.a railroad trackTrains passing through the Anapra gap are now monitored by private security and railroad police.the Southern Pacific railroadWar-time controls were removed; railroads and shipping returned to private corporations.The last boxcar was the railroad guards' heaven on wheels.The railroad took its sweet time arriving.Even though shelters were emerging, it was like the underground railroad.
railroadrailroad2 verb [transitive]  PERSUADEto force or persuade someone to do something without giving them enough time to think about itrailroad somebody into doing something The workers were railroaded into signing the agreement.→ See Verb table
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railroadThe company that gets Conrail would dominate eastern railroading.The Sunset Limited is an old name in railroading.He was not about to be railroaded by some impatient young woman.He would never forget the day Wilkes shot her boyfriend, a railroading man, wounding him only superficially.I knew that they was going to railroad me.This complex proposal should not be railroaded through Congress.railroad somebody into doing somethingClaudia was railroaded into selling her late husband's land.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrailroadrail‧road1 /ˈreɪlrəʊd-roʊd/ noun [countable] American English1TRANSPORTa railwaya railroad company2the railroad all the work, equipment etc connected with a train systemHe had taken a job as a ticket agent on the railroad.railroadrailroad2 verb [transitive] to force or persuade someone to do something without giving them enough time to think about itrailroad somebody into doing somethingThe workers were railroaded into signing the agreement.→ See Verb table
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railroad
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrailroad
he, she, itrailroads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrailroaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave railroaded
he, she, ithas railroaded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad railroaded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill railroad
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have railroaded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam railroading
he, she, itis railroading
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you, we, theyare railroading
Past
I, he, she, itwas railroading
you, we, theywere railroading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been railroading
he, she, ithas been railroading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been railroading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be railroading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been railroading
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