- (transitive) (informal) to force (a person) into (an action) with haste or by unfair means
) or (US) railroad
- a permanent track composed of a line of parallel metal rails fixed to sleepers, for
transport of passengers and goods in trains
- any track on which the wheels of a vehicle may run ⇒
a cable railway
- the entire equipment, rolling stock, buildings, property, and system of tracks used
in such a transport system
- the organization responsible for operating a railway network
- (modifier) of, relating to, or used on a railway or railways ⇒
a railway engine,
a railway strike
Translations for 'railroad'
- British English: railroad If you railroad someone into doing something, you make them do it although they do not really want to, by hurrying them and putting pressure on them. VERBHe more or less railroaded the rest of the countries into recognising the new 'independent' states.
- Brazilian Portuguese: convencer por meio de pressão
- Chinese: 迫使某人做某事通过催促和施压
- European Spanish: presionar
- French: forcer
- German: bestürmen
- Italian: forzare la mano a
- Japanese: せかして～させる
- Korean: ~하도록 다그치다반경
- Portuguese: convencer por meio de pressão
- Spanish: presionar
Example Sentences Including 'railroad'
Aid workers first arrived in Ryongchon on Saturday, and recounted seeing huge craters, twisted railroad tracks and scorched buildings.
Meanwhile, container traffic from China moving east has become the railroad 's largest business segment, overtaking grain bulk shipments.
Mr Clarke and Mr Hain want to railroad detention without trial through the Commons in six days. They will doubtless succeed.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
On 22 April 1889, about fifty thousand would-be claimants crowded up behind a line drawn by the army near the railroad track.
MEASURING AMERICA (2002)
That was the first through railroad of any importance, that was, in America.
Whistler in the Dark
The day his parents saw him off at East Hampton railroad station he sensed it was the last time he'd ever see his father.
The media conglomerates that Locke despises "betray a confidence just as blind as that of the railroad companies a century ago.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
The short cut was along the railroad which ran parallel to the highway, set back a good distance.
Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
`It amounts to a saving in pesticide application of 1 litre per acre, enough to fill about 14 large railroad tank cars," says Giddings.
New Scientist (1998)
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