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Adjective tailing has 1 sense
  1. shadowing, tailing - following surreptitiously; keeping under surveillance; "always on guard against shadowing submarines"
    Antonym: leading (indirect, via following)
Noun tailing has 1 sense
  1. shadowing, tailing - the act of following someone secretly
    --1 is a kind of pursuit, chase, following
    Derived form: verb tail1
Verb tail has 3 senses
  1. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
    --1 is one way to pursue, follow
    Derived forms: noun tail5, noun tailing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot tail Sue
  2. dock, tail, bob - remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    --2 is one way to cut
    Derived form: noun tail1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. tail - remove the stalk of fruits or berries
    --3 is one way to
    top, pinch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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