train

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noun
1 engine pulling coaches/cars
ADJECTIVE
railroad (AmE), railway (BrE)
metro, subway (AmE), tube (BrE), underground (esp. BrE)
intercity, long-distance
local, suburban
express, fast
direct, through

I got the through train to Manchester.

slow, stopping (BrE)
special
early, evening, midnight, morning, night, overnight
two o'clock, 10.45, etc.
rush-hour
outbound (AmE), return

What are the times of the return trains?

first, last, next

The last train leaves at 00.30.

Moscow to Beijing, etc.

the Paris to Brussels train

Denver-bound, etc.
northbound, southbound, etc.
inbound (AmE)
crowded, full
empty
moving
stationary
speeding
runaway
approaching, oncoming

the sound of an approaching train

He was pushed into the path of an oncoming train.

passing

the roar of a passing train

departing

She ran alongside the departing train, waving goodbye.

delayed, late-running
luxury, Pullman
four-car (AmE), four-coach (BrE), etc.
bullet, high-speed
diesel, electric, steam
elevated
coal, commuter, freight, goods, mail, passenger
transit
wagon
troop
model, toy
ghost (= at a funfair) (BrE)
VERB + TRAIN
take, travel by

From Germany we'll travel by train to Poland.

ride (AmE), travel on

She travels on the same train as you.

use
catch, get, make

We had to get up early to make the 6 o'clock train for Richmond.

miss
wait for
run for

I was late and had to run for my train.

board, get on, hop on, jump aboard, jump on

We jumped on the train just as it was about to leave.

jump from, jump off, jump out of

She tried to kill herself by jumping off a moving train.

alight from (esp. BrE), exit (esp. AmE), get off, leave
meet, meet sb off

I'm going to the station to meet her off the train.

change

You'll have to change trains at Cambridge.

operate, run

The company plans to run trains on key intercity routes.

cancel

The 10.19 train has been cancelled/canceled.

drive
haul

a train hauled by a steam locomotive

stop
derail
fall under, throw sb under

Driven to despair, he threw himself under a train.

TRAIN + VERB
run

In summer the trains run as often as every ten minutes.

start
terminate

The train terminated in Baltimore.

be bound for … 

an express train bound for Edinburgh

be due

The next train is due at 9.45.

be delayed, be held up, be late, run late

Most trains are running late because of the accident.

arrive, come in, come into sth, draw in, draw into sth, pull in, pull into sth

The next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 12.30 from Leeds. (BrE)

The 15.18 Amtrak train to Chicago will be arriving on track 3. (AmE)

The train came in and I got on.

The train drew into the station.

come, go

We didn't want to leave the platform in case the train came.

reach

The train reached Tokyo at half past six.

return
depart, draw out (of sth), leave, pull away, pull out (of sth), start, start off

The train pulled out of the station.

head … 

The train headed out of Mumbai.

stand (BrE), wait

The train now standing at Platform 3 is the 16.50 to Brighton.

a train waiting at a signal

move

Slowly the train began to move.

travel

The high-speed train travels at 120 mph.

chug, roll, trundle (esp. BrE)

The train chugged slowly forward.

gather speed
hurtle, rush, speed, steam (esp. BrE)

a picture of the bullet train speeding past Mount Fuji

slow, slow down
brake
be brought to a halt, come to a halt, halt, stop
rattle, rumble, thunder, whistle

The train rattled into the station.

jerk, jolt, lurch, shudder

The train jolted into motion.

approach
pass
enter sth

The train entered the tunnel.

collide (with sth), crash, hit sb/sth
derail
be loaded with sth, carry sth
TRAIN + NOUN
journey (esp. BrE), ride, trip
service
system
traffic
station
stop
platform
route
schedule (AmE), times, timetable (BrE)
fare
ticket
conductor, crew, driver, engineer, guard (BrE), staff
travel, travellers/travelers, travelling/traveling
accident, collision, crash, disaster, wreck (esp. AmE)
derailment
bombing
window
car (esp. AmE), carriage
compartment
whistle
depot, shed, yard
line, track
robber, robbery
set

I saved up to buy an electric train set.

PREPOSITION
aboard a/the train, on a/the train, on board a/the train

the people on the train

by train

It's quicker by train.

train between

trains between Cape Town and Pretoria

train for, train to

He was leaving on the early train for Zaragoza.

train from

the train from Toronto to Calgary

PHRASES
a train to catch

I can't stop now, I have a train to catch.

2 number of people/animals moving in a line
ADJECTIVE
camel, mule, wagon
supply
3 series of events/actions/thoughts
VERB + TRAIN
set sth in

That telephone call set in train a whole series of events.

bring sth in (figurative)

Unemployment brings greater difficulties in its train (= causes great difficulties).

break, interrupt

A knock on the door interrupted his train of thought.

lose

I lose my train of thought when there are distractions.

PHRASES
a train of events (esp. BrE)

an initial omission which set in motion a train of events leading to the crime

a train of thought

The telephone rang and she lost her train of thought.

PREPOSITION
in sb's train (figurative)

In the train of (= following behind) the rich and famous came the journalists.

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verb
ADVERB
hard, intensely
seriously

He's been training seriously for over a year now.

extensively
effectively, successfully
regularly
consistently
PREPOSITION
for

The team is training hard for the big match.

Train is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑athlete, ↑cadet, ↑gymnast
Train is used with these nouns as the object: ↑animal, ↑army, ↑cadet, ↑crew, ↑dog, ↑employee, ↑force, ↑horse, ↑manager, ↑military, ↑militia, ↑mind, ↑muscle, ↑recruit, ↑sight, ↑soldier, ↑staff, ↑teacher, ↑team, ↑technician, ↑troops, ↑volunteer, ↑worker, ↑workforce

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