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trail

 
Noun trail has 3 senses
  1. trail - a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
    --1 is a kind of
    path, track, course
    --1 has particulars: slot; spoor
  2. trail - a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
    --2 is a kind of
    track, cart track, cartroad
    --2 has particulars:
     cattle trail; deer trail; horse-trail; Iditarod Trail; Indian trail; mountain trail; Santa Fe Trail; ski run, ski trail
  3. lead, track, trail - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    --3 is a kind of evidence, grounds
Verb trail has 5 senses
  1. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind - to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
    --1 is one way to lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind
    Derived form: noun trailer1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to pursue, follow
    Derived form: noun trailing1
    Sample sentence:
    They trail the car down the avenue
  3. trail, shack - move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed behind behis class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
    --3 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun trailer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. trail - hang down so as to drag along the ground; "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. trail, train - drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
    --5 is one way to drag
    Derived forms: noun trailer3, noun trailer4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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