Translation of "tail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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tailnoun [ C ]

uk /teɪl/ us /teɪl/

tail noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

B2 a part of an animal's body, sticking out from the base of the back, or something similar in shape or position

尾巴;尾状物
The dog wagged its tail excitedly. 那条狗兴奋地摇着尾巴。

More examples

  • With a flick of its tail, the cat was gone.
  • With a powerful lash of its tail, the fish jumped out of the net and back into the river.
  • The cat's tail was peeping out from under the bed.
  • She plaited the horse's tail.

tail noun [ C ] (PERSON FOLLOWING)

informal someone who follows another person to discover where that person goes, what they do, etc.

盯梢人

tail noun [ C ] (COIN SIDE)

tails [ U ]

the side of a coin that does not have a picture of someone's head on it

硬币反面(通常指没有头像的一面)
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tail noun [ C ] (JACKET)

tails [ plural ]

a tailcoat

燕尾服

tailverb [ T ]

uk /teɪl/ us /teɪl/

to follow and watch someone very closely, especially in order to get information secretly

跟踪(某人),盯(某人)的梢
That car has been tailing me for the last ten minutes. 那辆车一直在跟踪我,跟了有10分钟了。

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(Translation of “tail” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)