jump the track(s)

idiom

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

Examples of jump the track(s) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That crash caused the engine and first four or five coaches of the Coromandel Express to jump the tracks, topple and hit the last two coaches of the Yeshwantpur-Howrah train heading in the opposite direction at a similar speed on the second main track. Reuters, NBC News, 7 June 2023

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“Jump the track(s).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20the%20track%28s%29. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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