- vt. 由铁道运输；铺设铁路；以捏造不实之罪使入狱
- vi. 在铁路工作；乘火车旅行；筑铁路
- n. 铁路；铁路公司
CET4 考 研 CET6
- railroad (n.)
- 1757, from rail (n.1) + road. Originally "road laid with rails for heavy wagons (in mining)." The process itself (but not the word) seems to have been in use by late 17c. Application to passenger and freight trains dates from 1825, though tending to be replaced in this sense in England by railway.
- railroad (v.)
- "to convict quickly and perhaps unjustly," 1873, American English, from railroad (n.).
A person knowing more than might be desirable of the affairs, or perhaps the previous life of some powerful individual, high in authority, might some day ventilate his knowledge, possibly before a court of justice; but if his wisdom is railroaded to State's prison, his evidence becomes harmless. ["Wanderings of a Vagabond," New York, 1873]
Related: Railroaded; railroading. An earlier verb sense was "to have a mania for building railroads" (1847).
- 1. The railroad finally reached Santa Barbara in 1877.
- 2. This town got a lot bigger when the railroad came in the 1860s.
- 3. Bridges over railroad tracks root danger out in crossing.
- 4. The railroad connects two cities, namely, New York and Chicago.
- 这条铁路连接两个城市, 即纽约与芝加哥.
- 5. His enemies tried to railroad him to prison without a fair trial.
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