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synonyms for derail

  • crash
  • hinder
  • thwart
  • wreck
  • deflect
See also synonyms for: derailed

antonyms for derail

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  • aid
  • assist
  • encourage
  • forward
  • help
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How to use derail in a sentence

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 MOVEMENTROBERT HUNTER
To derail a train is legitimate warfare, with many precedents to support it.
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICAARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
An engine, moreover, that had the power of leaving the metals to chase you should you not derail it.
THE POOLS OF SILENCEH. 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 HOUSEHILDEGARD G. FREY
But, for that matter, he would derail what he liked, and cross where he pleased.
BAYOU FOLKKATE CHOPIN
We are learning, too, that a good derail can be installed without cutting the rail.
LETTERS FROM AN OLD RAILWAY OFFICIALCHARLES DELANO HINE
Then it is that a brief hour may side-track or derail the good work of many days.
LETTERS FROM AN OLD RAILWAY OFFICIALCHARLES DELANO HINE
He knew for a certainty whose plantations he might traverse, and whose fences he might derail.
BAYOU FOLKKATE CHOPIN
To add to the traveller's discomfort, the road-bed is as bad as it can be and not derail the cars constantly.
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSSMATURIN M. BALLOU
The attack of the savages seemed to be concentrating forward, evidently to derail the engine or kill the engineer.
THE U.P. TRAILZANE GREY
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