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noun [countable] train pronunciation in British English /treɪn/
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  1. 1
    a group of railway vehicles that are connected and pulled by an engine
    a freight/passenger train
    by train: We travelled across China by train.
    train to: I met her on a train to Glasgow.
    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): Just a minute, I’ve lost my train of thought.



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