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Adjective
Following
Adjective
Lagging behind
Adjective
Hanging down or overhanging
Adjective
Coming after all others in order
Adjective
Sprawling, spread out
Adjective
Given to creeping
Noun
The act of engaging in a pursuit
Noun
An act of towing a vehicle or boat
Preposition
(later than) More late
Verb
Present participle for to pursue, typically in order to keep track of, or to apprehend, someone
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“A more reliable procedure is for the officer to trail the suspect, keeping the dispatcher informed of his location.”
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Present participle for to walk or move slowly or wearily
“Their tired donkeys, heavily laden, trail slowly behind them.”
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Present participle for to fall or lag behind, especially in a game or contest
“It looked like they would trail by only four points before Johnson slotted a penalty after halftime.”
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Present participle for to fade gradually before stopping
“The medium's voice began to trail off, her words grew faint and then finally stopped.”
Verb
Present participle for to draw or be drawn along behind someone or something
“If you are going to trail a cart from a bicycle, I think 16-inch wheels are the minimum.”
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Present participle for to hang over the edge of something
“Plant a few bright-colored impatiens mixed with English ivy to trail over the edges of your hosta containers.”
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Present participle for to creep along the surface of something
“Hydrangeas are massed along the circular driveway, accentuated with larger shrubs, while vines trail along the stone foundation.”
Verb
Present participle for to give advance publicity to (a film, broadcast, or proposal)
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“This is how TV channels repeatedly trail their top shows to try to make us watch them.”
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Present participle for to move slowly, heavily, clumsily or with difficulty
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Present participle for to move or pass at a slow speed, especially of time
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Present participle for to put into a spread-eagle position, with arms and legs extended and spread
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Present participle for to cause splashing by moving a body part like a bill or limb in soft mud, water, etc.
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Present participle for to draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait
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Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
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Present participle for to decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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Present participle for walk in a military manner with a regular measured tread
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Present participle for to walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way
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