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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:

    frustrate, thwart, disrupt, divert, torpedo

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  1. Ryan Sweet:

    It will take a lot to derail the U.S. economy because of the sugar high it's on from the fiscal stimulus, but a developing trade war between the U.S. and its trading partners is a mounting threat.

  2. Jeff Harte:

    Sustainability for advisory revenue will be a question. Volatility for a little bit does n’t derail the cycle, but if it continues for an extended period of time it gets more concerning, at this point it wo n’t halt the market, but with every month that goes by, it gets a little more worrying.

  3. Sammy Rono:

    We have a strong squad in the medley. One person's withdrawal cannot derail a team. Furthermore it's already too late to pick another athletes. We will do with Ferguson Rotich, Abednego Chesebe, Timothy Cheruiyot and Joseph Porghisio.

  4. Mohammed Saneem:

    Social media has the ability to completely derail an election.

  5. Elijah Cummings:

    This is the identical approach taken by Chairman (Darrell) Issa when he served as chairman of the Oversight Committee -- forcing witnesses to appear in person to assert their Fifth Amendment rights just for a photo op, mr. Pagliano's testimony has nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks and everything to do with Republicans' insatiable desire to derail Secretary Clinton's presidential bid.

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