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trail

trail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trail

Definition
(noun) a track or mark left by something that has passed
Example Sentence
  • there as a trail of blood
  • a tear left its trail on her cheek

Definition
(noun) a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
Definition
(noun) evidence pointing to a possible solution
Synonyms : lead , track
Example Sentence
  • the police are following a promising lead
  • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

Definition
(verb) to lag or linger behind
Example Sentence
  • But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Definition
(verb) go after with the intent to catch
Synonyms : chase , chase after , dog , give chase , go after , tag , tail , track
Example Sentence
  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Definition
(verb) move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
Synonyms : shack
Example Sentence
  • John trailed behind his class mates
  • The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart

Definition
(verb) hang down so as to drag along the ground
Example Sentence
  • The bride's veiled trailed along the ground

Definition
(verb) drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
Synonyms : train
Example Sentence
  • The toddler was trailing his pants
  • She trained her long scarf behind her

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for trail

Trail = The rail how it forward in the track.
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