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Synonyms for derail
diˈreɪlde·rail

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. derailverb

    cause to run off the tracks

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

    Synonyms:
    jump

  2. derail, jumpverb

    run off or leave the rails

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

    Synonyms:
    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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "derail":

    frustrate, thwart, disrupt, divert, torpedo

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How to use derail in a sentence?

  1. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    We share Afghanistan's pain over persisting terrorism and extremist violence that destroy lives and derail progress.

  2. Stefan Angrick:

    The BOJ is caught between financial markets anticipating a policy pivot and the recognition that [a] premature exit would likely derail the economy and any hope of achieving the kind of sustained, demand-driven 2% inflation the bank is aiming for, at the same time, consumer price inflation is still uncomfortably high. All of this requires careful maneuvering and communication.

  3. Philip Baggaley:

    It's not a big enough worry to derail the basic trend of improving profits, but it certainly can slow the rate of improvement.

  4. 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.

  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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