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Synonyms for rail

Synonyms for rail

a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

complain bitterly

enclose with rails

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provide with rails

separate with a railing

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convey (goods etc.) by rails

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travel by rail or train

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lay with rails

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fish with a handline over the rails of a boat

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spread negative information about

criticize severely

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The Steelmen kept clean sheets in their opening four games this season before going off the rails and shipping nine in their last three.
Another young person was described as going off the rails, but after joining the fishing club he became dedicated to the sport.
After going off the rails the striker has found contentment under Craig Levein on Tayside - and Smith knows exactly what he's capable of.
He may have a history of going off the rails, but he knows he is better than that.
Charles eventually returned to the playing field still grinning - clearly delighted that Harry is NOT going off the rails.
Yet without their dedicated care there would be many more tragedies as well as young people going off the rails.
After going off the rails Cadamarteri has found contentment under Craig Levein on Tayside - and Smith knows exactly what he's capable of.
They will work together in a concerted effort to give children extra help and support in time to prevent them from going off the rails and possibly ruining their lives.
Labour's former deputy leader Roy Hattersley has just divorced his wife of 57 years at the age of 80, so there's no age limit to going off the rails.