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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
Noun: trail  treyl
  1. A track or mark left by something that has passed
    "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
  2. A path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
  3. Evidence pointing to a possible solution
    "the trail led straight to the perpetrator";
    - lead, track

Derived forms: trails, trailing, trailed

Type of: cart track, cartroad, course, dawdle, drag, evidence, fall back, fall behind, follow, go, grounds, lag, locomote, move, path, pursue, track, travel

Encyclopedia: Trail, Missouri