derail


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This was a significant attempt to derail it and police are treating it as extremely serious.
Nothing derails a journey (and change is a journey) faster than someone who just doesn't want to go.
The towboat operator unknowingly damaged the railroad bridge which caused the train to derail.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday the ruling government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is trying to derail democracy.
Operating the trains in that direction, with a much lighter car, and without a cow catcher, makes it much easier to derail,'' maintains R.
Trains are believed likely to derail when the brakes are suddenly applied on a curve because the wheels get locked.