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

     

    railroad

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they railroad
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊd//
     
    he / she / it railroads
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdz//
     
    past simple railroaded
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪd//
     
    past participle railroaded
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪd//
     
    -ing form railroading
    BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1railroad somebody (into something/into doing something) to force somebody to do something before they have had enough time to decide whether or not they want to do it synonym bulldoze 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 (North American English) to decide that somebody is guilty of a crime, without giving them a fair trial
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