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[n] wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
[n] public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
[n] piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"
[n] a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
[n] a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
[n] a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"
[v] exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
[v] undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
[v] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
[v] teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
[v] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
[v] drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"
[v] travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
[v] prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
[v] train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
[v] train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
[v] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

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