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phrasal verb

railroad through

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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrailroad through
he/she/itrailroads through
present participlerailroading through
past tenserailroaded through
past participlerailroaded through
  1. railroad something through if someone with power or influence railroads something through, they make someone else accept it, although they do not really want to

    They hope to railroad the treaty through before June.

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