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tail

noun [C]  /teɪl/ us  

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]  /teɪl/ infml us  

tail verb [T] (FOLLOW)

to secretly follow and watch someone: FBI agents tailed him for a month.
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