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train

  

      vb  
1    tr   to guide or teach (to do something), as by subjecting to various exercises or experiences  
to train a man to fight     
2    tr   to control or guide towards a specific goal  
to train a plant up a wall     
3    intr   to do exercises and prepare for a specific purpose  
the athlete trained for the Olympics     
4    tr   to improve or curb by subjecting to discipline  
to train the mind     
5    tr   to focus or bring to bear (on something)  
to train a telescope on the moon     
      n  
6   
a    a line of coaches or wagons coupled together and drawn by a railway locomotive  
b    (as modifier)  
a train ferry     
7    a sequence or series, as of events, thoughts, etc.  
a train of disasters     
8    a procession of people, vehicles, etc., travelling together, such as one carrying supplies of ammunition or equipment in support of a military operation  
9    a series of interacting parts through which motion is transmitted  
a train of gears     
10    a fuse or line of gunpowder to an explosive charge, etc.  
11    something drawn along, such as the long back section of a dress that trails along the floor behind the wearer  
12    a retinue or suite  
13    proper order or course  
     (C14: from Old French trahiner, from Vulgar Latin traginare (unattested) to draw; related to Latin trahere to drag)  
  trainable      adj  
  trainless      adj  


boat train  
      n   a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship  
cat-train   , cat-swing  
      n     (Canadian)   a train of sleds, cabooses, etc., pulled by a caterpillar tractor, used chiefly in the north during winter to transport freight  
dog train  
      n     (Canadian)   a sleigh drawn by a team of dogs  
epicyclic train  
      n   a cluster of gears consisting of a central gearwheel with external teeth (the sun), a coaxial gearwheel of greater diameter with internal teeth (the annulus), and one or more planetary gears engaging with both of them to provide a large gear ratio in a compact space  
gear train  
      n     (Engineering)   a system of gears that transmits power from one shaft to another  
gravy train  
      n  
Slang   a job requiring comparatively little work for good pay, benefits, etc.  
house-train  
      vb   tr     (Brit)   to train (pets) to urinate and defecate outside the house or in a special place  
  house-trained      adj  
road train  
      n     (Austral)   a line of linked trailers pulled by a truck, used for transporting stock, etc.  
train oil  
      n   oil obtained from the blubber of various marine animals, esp. the whale  
     (C16: from earlier train or trane, from Middle Low German tran or Middle Dutch traen tear, exudation)  
train spotter  
      n  
1    a person who collects the numbers of railway locomotives  
2    Informal   a person who is obsessed with trivial details, esp. of a subject generally considered uninteresting  
wagon train  
      n   a supply train of horses and wagons, esp. one going over rough terrain  
wave train  
      n     (Physics)   a series of waves travelling in the same direction and spaced at regular intervals  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to train too much, to train excessively
Coaches can't overtrain the athletes before a championship.
v.
to practice something excessively, to train too much
v.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
n.
used figuratively, a train crash means something disastrously bad
'this train crash of a policy'
v.
to have sexual intercourse with sb
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
exp.
mess, disaster
It is often used to describe how someone looks or feels. E.g: I'm a train wreck all day if I don't have a cup of coffee.
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
o.
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
v.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
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