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trail

trail

 
 
pronunciation:
treIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trailed, trailing, trails
definition 1: to drag along behind, esp. on the ground.
The boy trailed his coat as he walked home.
similar words:
drag, draggle, haul, pull, tow
definition 2: to follow the trace, track, or scent of.
The hounds trailed the fox.
synonyms:
trace, track
similar words:
chase, course, follow, hound, hunt, pursue, search out, stalk, tail, wind
definition 3: to follow behind.
The slower car trailed the leaders during most of the race.
synonyms:
lag
antonyms:
lead
similar words:
follow, tail
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to drag or be dragged, esp. along the ground.
synonyms:
drag, draggle
definition 2: to go or follow slowly or lazily along.
synonyms:
dawdle, poke
similar words:
draggle, follow, linger, loiter, saunter, straggle, tag along
definition 3: to drift or float away.
Smoke trailed upwards from his pipe.
synonyms:
drift, waft
similar words:
blow, float, flow, stream, whiff
definition 4: to be behind in a competition.
Our team trailed by ten points.
synonyms:
lag
similar words:
drop back, go down
definition 5: to become weaker; dwindle.
His voice trailed away as he lost consciousness.
synonyms:
dwindle, fade, fail
similar words:
decline, diminish, falter, flag, lag, wane, weaken
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a path or course across rough territory, through woods, or the like.
similar words:
bridle path, by-path, footpath, path, pathway, route, towpath, way
definition 2: a track or scent left behind by a moving person, animal, or object.
synonyms:
track
similar words:
footprints, scent, spoor, trace, wake
definition 3: a series.
a trail of broken hearts
synonyms:
series, succession
similar words:
chain, line, progression, row, sequence
definition 4: something that trails or hangs loosely.
similar words:
appendage, trailer, train
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