Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun railroad

2 senses of railroad

Sense 1
railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system -- (line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight)
       => line -- (a commercial organization serving as a common carrier)

Sense 2
railroad track, railroad, railway -- (a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track")
       => track -- (a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb railroad

3 senses of railroad

Sense 1
dragoon, sandbag, railroad -- (compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone")
       => coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")

Sense 2
railroad -- (supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 3
railroad -- (transport by railroad)
       => transport, send, ship -- (transport commercially)

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