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日本語と英語―和英辞典より―(1)

新和英大辞典第5版より引用(太字k.y.)
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だっせん2【脱線】 (dassen)

1 〔列車などの〕 (a) derailment.

~する be [get] derailed; leave [run off] the rails; jump [leave] the tracks; derail; be ditched.

脱線している be derailed [off the tracks]

・列車は先頭車両が脱線し暴走した. The front car left the tracks and the train went out of control.

(列車の)脱線の原因を調査[究明]する investigate [establish] the cause of a derailment.

2 〔行為などの〕 (a) deviation; (an) aberration; (a) departure; (a) divergence; 〔話などの〕 a ramble; (a) digression; an excursion; sidetracking.

~する 〔行動が〕 go astray [wild]; indulge in an escapade; be erratic; be eccentric; go off the rails; 〔話などが〕 wander (off); digress (from 《the subject》); make a digression; go off the rails; go [run] off the (main) track; get sidetracked; leave the subject; wander [stray] from the subject [point]; get off the point; ramble; go [get, fly] off at [on, upon, in] a tangent.

彼の演説はよく脱線する. His speeches tend to wander [ramble]. | He often gets off the point in his speeches.

議論が脱線気味だ. The argument is going off the tracks. | We are getting off the point.

脱線だらけの演説 a rambling [wandering] speech; a speech full of digressions [irrelevant remarks]; a speech which keeps going off the point.

あの先生は脱線が多い. That teacher often goes off on tangents [talks about things not in the lesson].

脱線行為 deviance; deviant behavior; an aberration; aberrant behavior; an eccentricity; eccentric behavior; leaving the straight and narrow; going off the rails.

脱線事故

相次ぐ列車の脱線事故 repeated [a series of] derailments.


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