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English definition of “trail”

trail

verb (MOVE SLOWLY)    /treɪl/
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (allow something to) move slowly along the ground or through the air or water, after someone or something: Katherine, your skirt's trailing in the mud! As the boat moved along, he trailed his hand in the water.Pulling C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to move slowly and without energy or enthusiasm: The delegates trailed back into the conference room for the afternoon session. After a mile or two the youngest children were trailing behind.Slow and moving slowly
(Definition of trail verb (MOVE SLOWLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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