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A track, scent, or other indication used in following someone or hunting an animal
“One arrest made, and London investigators are said to be hot on the trail of others who may have taken part in the bust.”
A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something
“From there they track back to their colony, leaving a scent trail to follow back to the food source.”
A long thin part or line stretching behind or hanging down from something
“As the fires and pumps began to burn off the remaining water within him, a thin trail of smoke exited his nostrils.”
A beaten path through the countryside
“Only a narrow winding trail led to the outside world.”
A sequence of results from an event
“The torrential rain left a trail of devastation.”
“A trail of ants.”
To go after or on the track of
“The lion can live with the wild dogs to hunt together because the lion is not afraid of being attacked by the wild dogs and he can afford to let them trail him and pick up some scraps to eat.”
Draw or be drawn along behind someone or something
“Alternately, it doesn't hurt to find someone smoking tea-leaves and trail along behind them.”
Walk or move slowly or wearily
“John soon joined her, bags over his shoulder, his horse trailing slowly behind of his own volition.”
“For a bit of added interest and color, plant a few bright colored impatiens mixed with English ivy to trail over the edges of your hosta containers.”
Be losing to an opponent in a game or contest
“He scored again leaving Dartford trailing 2-0 at the break.”
“Chloe let her thoughts trail on as she walked into the classroom.”
“Come back and read the next paragraph to discover more about how TV channels repeatedly trail their top programmes to try to make us watch them.”
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