jump the rails


chiefly British, of a train
: to come off the track
Dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the rails.

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“Jump the rails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20the%20rails. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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