English - Vietnamese Dictionary
railroad /'reilroud/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đường sắt, đường xe lửa
- ngoại động từ
- gửi (hàng hoá) bằng xe lửa; chuyên chở (hàng hoá) bằng xe lửa
- thúc đẩy; làm cho tiến hành khẩn trương (công việc)
- (từ lóng) kết tội vội vàng (không đủ chứng cớ); kết tội sai, bỏ tù sai
- nội động từ
- làm việc cho một công ty đường sắt; làm nhân viên đường sắt
+line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
+a line of track providing a runway for wheels
+compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
+supply with railroad lines
+transport by railroad
Advanced English Dictionary
2 force, compel, expedite, coerce, intimidate, push (through), Brit pressurize, US pressure, bully, hector, tyrannize, dragoon, browbeat, bullyrag, Colloq bulldoze, squeeze, lean on:
Clayton was railroaded into appointing Pinbury to head the committee to investigate corruption.
(AmE) = RAILWAY
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb (into sth / into doing sth) to force sb to do sth 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.
2 ~ sth (through / through sth) 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 (AmE) to decide that sb is guilty of a crime, without giving them a fair trial
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