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tail

noun [C]  us   /teɪl/

tail noun [C] (BODY PART)

a part of the body of an animal attached to the base of the back, or something similar in shape or position: The dog greeted us, wagging its tail. The comet’s tail glowed in the night sky.

tail noun [C] (PERSON WHO FOLLOWS)

infml someone who secretly follows and watches another person: Police put a tail on the suspect as he left the airport.

tail

verb [T]  us   /teɪl/ infml

tail verb [T] (FOLLOW)

to secretly follow and watch someone: FBI agents tailed him for a month.
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Translations of “tail”
in Arabic ذَيْل, ذَنَب…
in Korean 꼬리…
in Malaysian ekor…
in French queue…
in Turkish kuyruk, uç kısım…
in Italian coda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 尾巴, 尾狀物…
in Russian хвост, конец…
in Polish ogon…
in Vietnamese đuôi, phần đuôi…
in Spanish cola…
in Portuguese rabo, cauda…
in Thai หาง (สัตว์), ส่วนท้าย (เครื่องบิน, เรือ)…
in German der Schwanz…
in Catalan cua…
in Japanese しっぽ, 尾…
in Indonesian ekor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 尾巴, 尾状物…
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