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Definition of railroad verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they railroad
    he / she / it railroads
    past simple railroaded
    -ing form railroading
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  1. 1railroad somebody (into something/into doing something) to force someone to do something before they have had enough time to decide whether or not they want to do it I will not be railroaded into signing something I don't agree with.
  2. 2railroad something (through/through something) to make a group of people accept a decision, law, etc. quickly by putting pressure on them The bill was railroaded through the House.
  3. 3railroad somebody to decide that someone is guilty of a crime, without giving them a fair trial
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