There are 2 translations of railroad in Spanish:

railroad1

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪlrəʊd/

n

(AmE)
  • 1.1 (system) ferrocarril (m) what a way to run a railroad! ¡vaya manera de llevar las cosas! (before n) [station/line] de ferrocarril, ferroviario; [timetable] de trenes railroad bridge puente (m) de ferrocarril railroad network red (f) ferroviaria or (Chi, Méx tb) ferrocarrilera railroad yard cochera (f), depósito (m) (Chi) 1.2 (track) vía (f) férrea; (route) línea (f) de ferrocarril
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    • The rolling stock was purchased second hand, often as scrap from the mainline railroads.
    • The Erie built it to connect its mainline with other railroads.
    • It is a reminder, too, that the story of the C&O is about more than railroads and railroading.

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There are 2 translations of railroad in Spanish:

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vt

  • 1 (push, force) [bill/measures] tramitar rápidamente (sin la debida discusión)to railroad sb into sth they were railroaded into accepting the offer los apremiaron or presionaron para que aceptaran la oferta
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    • I was railroaded into a way of making music I wouldn't have gone for.
    • We won't be railroaded into a decision, you know.
    • Instead of taking the lead in tackling the problem, once again they are being railroaded into joining a ‘global coalition’.
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    • Another chilling measure was railroaded through federal parliament this week without any noticeable media coverage.
    • Much of this legislation, cynically titled the USA Patriot Act, was railroaded through Congress within six weeks of the terrorist attacks of that fateful September morning.
    • This was railroaded through so fast most local governments didn't even know about it.
  • 2 (convict unfairly) (AmE) condenar injustamente
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    • Criminal cops ride roughshod over prosecutors and juries and railroad people into prison or worse.
    • Prosecutors and court judges routinely promoted and rewarded police misconduct, as hundreds of innocent persons were railroaded and tossed into prison.
    • In the end, while one can reasonably argue that Arnold got what he deserved, the indications are that Jesse was railroaded and ended up serving time for a crime he did not commit.

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