- 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.
- 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 railroad somebody to decide that someone is guilty of a crime, without giving them a fair trial
NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they railroad
he / she / it railroads
past simple railroaded
-ing form railroading