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English definition of “trail”

trail

verb (IN A COMPETITION/GAME)    /treɪl/
be trailing C2 to be losing to your competitor in a competition : The Swiss team are trailing by six points . The Nationalist Party is trailing (behind) the Liberals in the opinion polls .Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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