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train */*/*/
I UK [treɪn] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "train":
singular train plural trains
1) a group of railway vehicles that are connected and pulled by an engine

a freight/passenger train

by train:

We travelled across China by train.

train to:

I met her on a train to Glasgow.

board/get on a train:

When will we board the train?

get off a train:

We'll be waiting for you when you get off the train.

2) a series of events or thoughts
a train of events/thoughts:

Brett's phone call set in motion a disturbing train of events.

lose your train of thought (= forget what you are thinking):

Just a minute, I've lost my train of thought.

3) a line of people, animals, or vehicles that move slowly together

a camel train

4) a long part at the back of a dress, especially a wedding dress, that spreads over the ground

II UK [treɪn] / US verb
Word forms "train":
present tense I/you/we/they train he/she/it trains present participle training past tense trained past participle trained
1) train or train up
[transitive] to teach someone to do a particular job or activity

We need to recruit and train more police officers.

train someone to do something:

They were training him to use the new security system.

train to do something:

I have an uncle who trained to be a pilot.

a) [intransitive] to learn how to do a particular job or activity
train as:

He trained as a chef in Paris.

b) [intransitive] to study something such as painting, dancing, or singing for a long time
train in:

Stephanie has trained in both dance and drama.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to make your mind or body do something by practising for a long time

You have to train yourself to stay calm.

a) [intransitive] to practise a sport regularly before a match or competition

The wrestlers train five days a week.

train for:

United are currently training for next week's World Club Championship.

b) [transitive] to help someone to practise a sport regularly before a match or competition

Ward has already trained four Olympic skaters.

4) [transitive] to teach an animal to obey you or to perform tricks
train something to do something:

I want to train my dog to roll over.

5) [transitive] if you train a gun, camera, or light on someone or something, you point it at them
6) [transitive] to make a plant grow in a particular direction

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