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Lagging behind
Suspended from above
Coming after all others in order
Sprawling, spread out
Given to creeping
The act of going after or in the tracks of another
“The detectives' trailing of the suspect led them to the stolen merchandise.”
An act of towing a vehicle or boat
(later than) More late
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for walk or move slowly or wearily
“John soon joined her, bags over his shoulder, his horse trailing slowly behind of his own volition.”
(typically of a plant) Present participle for to grow or hang over the edge of something or along the ground
“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.”
Present participle for be losing to an opponent in a game or contest
“He scored again leaving Dartford trailing 2-0 at the break.”
(of the voice or a speaker) Present participle for to fade gradually before stopping
“Chloe let her thoughts trail on as she walked into the classroom.”
Present participle for to give advance publicity to (a film, broadcast, or proposal)
“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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