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Noun: trailing  trey-ling
  1. The pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
    - tracking
Verb: trail  treyl
  1. To lag or linger behind
    "But in so many other areas we still are trailing";
    - drag, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
  2. Go after with the intent to catch
    "The policeman trailed the mugger down the alley";
    - chase, chase after, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
  3. Move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
    "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"; "John trailed behind his class mates";
    - shack
  4. Hang down so as to drag along the ground
    "The bride's veil trailed along the ground"
  5. Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
    "The toddler was trailing his pants";
    - train
  6. Show a trailer; release or publish a preview

Derived forms: trailings

Type of: chase, dawdle, drag, fall back, fall behind, follow, following, go, lag, locomote, move, pursual, pursue, pursuit, travel

Encyclopedia: Trailing

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