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Synonyms for derail
diˈreɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derail, jump(verb)

    run off or leave the rails

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

    Synonyms:
    tranquilize, tranquillize, becalm, cool, settle, cool down, tranquillise, still, chill out, quiet, sedate, cool off, cool it, simmer down, steady, settle down, calm, root, steady down, lull, calm down, take root, quieten

  2. derail(verb)

    cause to run off the tracks

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "derail":

    frustrate, thwart, disrupt, divert, torpedo

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#1457cool
#1955root
#4205quiet
#7181steady
#7387calm
#8623settle
#21915disrupt
#26034divert
#26838torpedo
#36264thwart
#44222lull
#49040frustrate
#51280derail
#73655sedate
#243815quieten

How to use derail in a sentence?

  1. Jon Rahm:

    If you can just somehow keep the momentum going and battle out those tough times you might be able to keep a round going. If you completely derail, which can happen really easily, you lose your swing, you lose your touch, it's hard to get it back.

  2. Mark Martiak:

    Everything is a go right now, but there's no reason to expect we'll start seeing big moves this week. I don't see anything ... that could derail or upset the market.

  3. Matthew Keator:

    This isn't enough to derail the rally we've been on, because while markets are fairly valued, when you consider the alternatives equities are still the best asset.

  4. 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.

  5. Abdoulaye Diop:

    Time is not on our side. For us their hesitations are creating an opportunity for these terrorist groups to fill the void and whose objective is clear: derail the peace process.

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