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Noun

Singular
railroad

Plural
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  1. A transportation system consisting of metal rails and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.
  2. The railroad track itself.
  3. A procedure conducted in haste to achieve an unfair result.
    The lawyers made the procedure a railroad to get the signatures they needed.

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Verb

Infinitive
to railroad

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to railroad (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To transport via railroad.
  2. (intransitive) To operate a railroad.
  3. (intransitive) To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.
  4. (intransitive) To work for a railroad.
  5. (transitive) To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.
    They could only convict him by railroading him on suspect drug-possession charges.
  6. (transitive) To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.
    He was railroaded into signing a non-disclosure agreement at his exit interview.
  7. (transitive) To gain formal approval by manipulation of procedure and haste, as of a law or a formal resolution.
    They railroaded the proposal through the committee, passing it with no debate.

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