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  ( rails    plural & 3rd person present, plural)   ( railing    present participle)   ( railed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A rail is a horizontal bar attached to posts or fixed round the edge of something as a fence or support.  
oft supp N  
She gripped the hand rail in the lift.     
2       n-count   A rail is a horizontal bar that you hang things on.  
This pair of curtains will fit a rail up to 7ft 6in wide.     
3       n-count   Rails are the steel bars which trains run on.  
usu pl   (=track)  
The train left the rails but somehow forced its way back onto the line.     
4       n-uncount   If you travel or send something byrail, you travel or send it on a train.  
oft N n  
The president traveled by rail to his home town.     
5       verb   If you rail against something, you criticize it loudly and angrily.  
WRITTEN   He railed against hypocrisy and greed...      V against/at n  
7    If something is back on the rails, it is beginning to be successful again after a period when it almost failed.     (JOURNALISM)  
back on the rails      phrase  
They are keen to get the negotiating process back on the rails...     
8    If someone goes off the rails, they start to behave in a way that other people think is unacceptable or very strange, for example they start taking drugs or breaking the law.  
go off the rails      phrase   V inflects  
They've got to do something about these children because clearly they've gone off the rails.     

picture rail        ( picture rails    plural  ) , picture-rail   A picture rail is a continuous narrow piece of wood which is fixed round a room just below the ceiling. Pictures can be hung from it using string and hooks.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  



      vb   abuse, attack, blast, castigate, censure, complain, criticize, fulminate, inveigh, lambast(e), put down, revile, scold, tear into     (informal)   upbraid, vituperate, vociferate  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

rail against v.
to criticise loudly and angrily

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replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
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