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Definition of rail verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] rail (at/against something/somebody) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rail
    he / she / it rails
    past simple railed
    -ing form railing
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  1. 1to complain about something or someone in a very angry way synonym rage
  2. 2 She railed against the injustice of it all.
  3. Phrasal Verbsrail something in/off
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rail