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 trail trail

noun

  • ( ) a track or mark left by something that has passed  ( trail )
    a track or mark left by something that has passed
     there as a trail of blood
    there as a trail of blood
     a tear left its trail on her cheek
    a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • ( ) a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country  ( trail )
    a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
  • ( ) evidence pointing to a possible solution  ( lead, track, trail )
    evidence pointing to a possible solution
     the police are following a promising lead
    the police are following a promising lead
     the trail led straight to the perpetrator
    the trail led straight to the perpetrator
  • verb

  • ( ) to lag or linger behind  ( drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail )
    to lag or linger behind
     But in so many other areas we still are dragging
    But in so many other areas we still are dragging
  • ( ) go after with the intent to catch  ( chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail )
    go after with the intent to catch
     The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
     the dog chased the rabbit
    the dog chased the rabbit
  • drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground  ( trail, train )
    drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
     The toddler was trailing his pants
    The toddler was trailing his pants
     She trained her long scarf behind her
    She trained her long scarf behind her
  • hang down so as to drag along the ground  ( trail )
    hang down so as to drag along the ground
     The bride's veiled trailed along the ground
    The bride's veiled trailed along the ground
  • move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly  ( shack, trail )
    move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
     John trailed behind his class mates
    John trailed behind his class mates
     The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart
    The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart


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