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English definition of “trail”

trail

verb [I/T] (FOLLOW)   /treɪl/
to follow or come behind: [T] Ray trailed Kate up to the porch . [I always + adv/prep] A string of police cars led the president’s limousine and others trailed behind. In a competition , to trail is to be losing to someone: [I] Dallas trailed 34-21 with less than seven minutes to play in the football game . [T] Bush trailed the governor by only 4 percentage points . [I] Though trailing in the polls , she predicted victory .
(Definition of trail verb (FOLLOW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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