Trail - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |treɪl|  American pronunciation of the word trail
Brit.  |treɪl|  British pronunciation of the word trail
- a track or mark left by something that has passed
- a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
- evidence pointing to a possible solution (syn: lead, track)
- to lag or linger behind (syn: drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back)
- go after with the intent to catch (syn: chase, dog, tag, tail, track)
- move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly (syn: shack)
- hang down so as to drag along the ground
- drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground (syn: train)


The little girl went to her room, trailing her teddy bear behind her.

The dog's leash was trailing along the ground.

The little girl's teddy bear trailed behind her.

He trailed us as we worked our way up the mountain.

The President is trailing in the polls as the election approaches.

We were trailing by 3 runs at the end of the 6th inning.

Our team trailed their team at the end of the 6th inning.

Stay on the trail if we get separated.

The car left a trail of smoke as it sped off.

The police were on his trail.

The trail winds through the forest.

The wounded animal left a trail of blood.

The car left a trail of dust.

We were trailing a wounded deer.

The police trailed him for days.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: trail
he/she/it: trails
present participle: trailing
past tense: trailed
past participle: trailed
singular: trail
plural: trails
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