Definition of rail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rail

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//reɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rail
BrE BrE//reɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reɪl//
 
he / she / it rails
BrE BrE//reɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reɪlz//
 
past simple railed
BrE BrE//reɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reɪld//
 
past participle railed
BrE BrE//reɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reɪld//
 
-ing form railing
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive, transitive] rail (at/against something/somebody) | + speech (formal) to complain about something/somebody in a very angry way synonym rage She railed against the injustice of it all. See related entries: Anger Word Originverb late Middle English: from French railler, from Provençal ralhar ‘to jest’, based on an alteration of Latin rugire ‘to bellow’. Phrasal Verbsrail something in
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