verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Words nearby derail
Example sentences from the Web for derail
Even a delay in appointments can derail ongoing investigations and regulatory efforts.
But he cautioned that last-minute snags could still derail an agreement.
Is he rejecting her, or rejecting her cautionary tale—unable to derail his destiny?All the Signs That Don Draper Will Die on ‘Mad Men’|Kevin Fallon|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But let me be clear: if this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, I will veto it.
Used optimally, carbs can enhance your fitness regimen—not derail it!
He testified that he had kept the detective agencies informed as to the progress of the plot to derail the train.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter
To derail a train is legitimate warfare, with many precedents to support it.The War in South Africa|Arthur Conan Doyle
An engine, moreover, that had the power of leaving the metals to chase you should you not derail it.The Pools of Silence|H. de Vere Stacpoole
Something told Gladys that the men had had no business at the switch; that they meant to derail and wreck the Limited.The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House|Hildegard G. Frey
But, for that matter, he would derail what he liked, and cross where he pleased.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin