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noun [countable]     train pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect a group of railroad cars that are connected and pulled by an engine
    by train:

    We traveled across China by train.

    train to:

    I met her on a train to New York.

    board/get on a train:

    When will we board the train?

    get off a train:

    We’ll be waiting for you when you get off the train.

  2. 2
    a series of events or thoughts
    a train of events/thoughts:

    Brett’s phone call set in motion a disturbing train of events.

    lose your train of thought (=forget what you are thinking):

    Give me a second, I just lost my train of thought.

  3. 3
    a line of people, animals, or vehicles that move slowly together

    a camel train

  4. 4
    a long part at the back of a dress, especially a wedding dress, that spreads over the ground
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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