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  1. railroad

    • IPA[ˈrālˌrōd]

    美式

    • n.
      a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run.;a system of tracks with the trains, organization, and personnel required for its working
    • v.
      press (someone) into doing something by rushing or coercing them;cause (a measure) to be passed or approved quickly by applying pressure
    • noun: railroad, plural noun: railroads

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run.

      his uncle works on the railroad

      railroad tracks

    • 2. a system of tracks with the trains, organization, and personnel required for its working:

      the Union Pacific Railroad

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. press (someone) into doing something by rushing or coercing them:

      she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision

    • 2. cause (a measure) to be passed or approved quickly by applying pressure:

      the Bill had been railroaded through the House

    • 3. send (someone) to prison without a fair trial or by means of false evidence:

      they know I was railroaded and falsely accused

    • n. a railroad along which cars are drawn by a continuous cable.

    • she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision

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    • ph. a secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and to Canada in the years before the Civil War.

    • she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision

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    • ph. (in the US) a secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and Canada in the years before the American Civil War.

    • she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision

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    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[ˈreɪlrəʊd]

    英式

    • n.
      a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run; a railway:
    • his uncle works on the railroad

      railroad tracks

    • v.
      rush or coerce (someone) into doing something:
    • she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision

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  2. 知識+

    • railroad tracks的意思是??

      railroad為美式用法,意思是「鐵路」,相當於英式用法「railway」。track是軌道的意思。所以,railroad track是鐵路軌道。

    • Railroad和Railway的差別

      其實都是指一樣的東西,若要細分的話,則 railway 和 railroad 在美語的意思前者指比較長途跨州界的鐵路運輸,後者專指市內輕便鐵路。

    • railroad fireman

      以前的蒸汽火車是燒炭或是木材來當做燃料的, 這個fireman就是負責 維護燒炭或是木材的鍋爐, 要清除灰燼, 還要補充燃料, 保持鍋爐的運作. 我大概會翻成"蒸汽火車鍋爐維護員"吧.