Synonyms: scold, censure

Rail Sentence: His mother railed at him when he lied to her.

Under The Lens: Various Meanings of Rail

Rail as a verb means to scold as we learned in the video. As a noun rail can refer to a variety of things.

Rail is a bar of wood or metal fixed horizontally for support or as a barrier. Rail can also refer to a fence or railing. Rail, as you all know, is a means of transportation we use.

Also rail is any of numerous birds of the family Rallidae. These birds have short wings, a narrow body, long toes and a harsh cry. They inhibit grasslands, forests and marshes in many parts of the world.

 

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