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verb 
  1. (intransitive) To come off the tracks.
    • The train was destroyed when it was derailed by the penny.
      1. (intransitive) To deviate from the previous course or direction.
    • The conversation derailed once James brought up politics.
      1. (transitive) To cause to deviate from a set course or direction.
      The protesting students derailed the professor's lecture.
Translations: 
  • German: zum Entgleisen bringen
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Etymology: From de- + rail.


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