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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?

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.

To derail a train is legitimate warfare, with many precedents to support it.

An engine, moreover, that had the power of leaving the metals to chase you should you not derail it.

Something told Gladys that the men had had no business at the switch; that they meant to derail and wreck the Limited.

But, for that matter, he would derail what he liked, and cross where he pleased.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derail, such as: lurch, slip, topple, wreck, and crash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.