how to pronounce derail


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“… accident will derail your dreams because …”

meanings of derail


  1. To come off the tracks.
  2. To deviate from the previous course or direction.
  3. To cause to come off the tracks.
  4. To cause to deviate from a set course or direction; derange.


  1. A device placed on railway tracks causing a train to derail.
  2. An instance of diverting a conversation or debate from its original topic.

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