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railroading

[ reyl-roh-ding ]
/ ˈreɪlˌroʊ dɪŋ /
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noun

the construction or operation of railroads.
travel by railroad.

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RELATED WORDS

detain, jail, confine, imprison, sentence, hold, urge, sue, force, worry, demand, push, assail, squeeze, petition, depress, propel, shove, launch, bump

Nearby words

railroad, railroad flat, railroad pen, railroad worm, railroader, railroading, railway, railwayman, raiment, raimondi, raimondi, marcantonio

Origin of railroading

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; railroad + -ing1

Definition for railroading (2 of 2)

railroad

[ reyl-rohd ]
/ ˈreɪlˌroʊd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to work on a railroad.

Origin of railroad

1750–60; 1875–85 for def 9; rail1 + road
Related formsnon·rail·road, adjectivepre·rail·road, adjectivepro·rail·road, adjectiveun·rail·road·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for railroading

railroad

/ (ˈreɪlˌrəʊd) /

noun

the usual US word for railway

verb

(tr) informal to force (a person) into (an action) with haste or by unfair means
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