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derail

2 definitions found
 for derail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Derail \De*rail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Derailed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Derailing.]
     To cause to run off from the rails of a railroad, as a
     locomotive. --Lardner.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  derail
      v 1: cause to run off the tracks; "they had planned to derail
           the trains that carried atomic waste"
      2: run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow
         was standing on the tracks" [syn: derail, jump]