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Synonyms for derail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derail(verb)

    cause to run off the tracks

    "they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"


  2. derail, jump(verb)

    run off or leave the rails

    "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

    rise, skip over, startle, pass over, chute, jumpstart, jump-start, bound, alternate, spring, leap, start, stick out, stand out, climb up, skip, jump out, jump off, parachute, leap out, jump

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "derail":

    frustrate, thwart, disrupt, divert, torpedo

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  1. Kathleen Smith:

    Investors do not like companies with limited voting shares. They have especially been bruised by Snap and Facebook, we do not think it will derail the Lyft IPO, but it will make investors more cautious and may factor into [ the ] valuation.

  2. Elliott Broidy:

    Understandably, the Qataris called in all their lobbyists and favors to try to derail the bill, though the final chapter on these issues has yet to be written.

  3. David Blitzer:

    An interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, now expected in December by many analysts, is not likely to derail the strong housing performance.

  4. Chris Jarvis:

    It is difficult to find anyone who is bullish right now on oil, saudi Arabia has basically told the world that Saudi Arabia's full steam ahead in production. Add the global oil glut and the strong dollar weighing on commodities, and it's a one-way ticket down with nothing on the horizon to derail it.

  5. Energy Aspects ' Mallinson:

    It’s very confrontational. I don’t think that’s enough to derail (the broader lifting of sanctions), but it is prompting a few more questions about what would the timing of the return of Iranian barrels look like, the statements at the weekend by (Iranian oil officials) that Iran would only increase production at the level of the market can absorb seems to be a shift in rhetoric.

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