derail derail  /dɪ ˈreɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to run off the tracks
  2. (v) run off or leave the rails

Usage(s):

  1. He rallied dozens of parents and the American Civil Liberties union to derail the school's plan.
  2. OPEC's determination to push up the price of oil could derail Asia's fragile economic recovery.
  3. The House and Senate are expected to enact the bill on Wednesday, a formality unlikely to derail the effort.

News

  1. Lavrov: Syria peace conference could be derailed

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Washington is sending contradictory signals on Syria that could derail an international conference intended to end that country's civil war, warning that U.S. talk about a possible no-fly zone would only encourage the rebels to keep fighting.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Conflicting Reports On Aaron Hernandez Arrest Warrant

    Conflicting reports continue to emerge in the ongoing homicide case that is threatening to derail the career of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CBS Miami

  3. Russian foreign minister says Syria peace talks threatened if US pushes for no-fly zone

    Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Washington is sending contradictory signals on Syria that could derail an international conference intended to end the civil war, warning that U.S. talk about a possible no-fly zone would only encourage the rebels to keep fighting.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fox News

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Quotes

  1. "The temptation," Mr. Bush said, "will be to load up the bill. That would delay it or derail it, and neither option is acceptable."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  2. "I can assure you we will bring these people to justice," Mr Brown said. "No murderer will be able to derail a peace process that has the support of the vast majority of the people of Northern Ireland, and we will step up our efforts to make...
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: The Australian

  3. Ms Bhutto told reporters in Karachi that the threat was an attempt "to derail the democratic process because they know if the people are employed and educated the forces of extremism and terrorism will be weakened," AP reported.
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Pakistan Link

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