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Her father was a railroad worker and her mother picked cotton. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Likewise, his request for a minimum wage for railroad workers was rejected. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)I have good people who keep me going down the railroad track. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Let the nation build railroads, acquire new territory, expand its trade. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)On his 20th birthday Mouse lay down on the railroad tracks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Adamson Act gives railroad workers the eight-hour day. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)I remember the bridges that go over the railroad tracks and there's a large beam that goes from one end to another. Stanko, Elizabeth Everyday Violence (1990)It will enjoy what can only be called a monopoly - a monopoly of a new kind, not of railroads or steel but of access to information. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When we finally stopped, they tore open the railroad cars and we were blinded by light, because our eyes were just not used to light any more. Kishlansky, Mark A. (editor) Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)

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Translations for 'railroad'

British English: railroad VERB
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.
He more or less railroaded the rest of the countries into recognising the new 'independent' states.
  • American English: railroad
  • 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
  • European Portuguese: convencer por meio de pressão
  • Spanish: presionar

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