rail ( 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.
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
to criticise loudly and angrily
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