Translation of "trail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

trail

noun uk /treɪl/ us /treɪl/
PATH

B2 [ C ] a path through a countryside, mountain, or forest area, often made or used for a particular purpose

乡间小道(常用于某一特定用途)
a forest/mountain trail 林间/山间小道
a walking/snowshoeing/cross-country skiing trail
SIGNS

C2 [ C ] the smell or series of marks left by a person, animal, or thing as it moves along

臭迹;踪迹;痕迹
The dogs are trained to follow the trail left by the fox. 这些狗经过特别的训练,能够追踪狐狸留下的气味。
He left a trail of muddy footprints behind him. 他身后留下了一串泥泞的脚印。

[ S ] various pieces of information that together show where someone you are searching for has gone

蛛丝马迹,线索
The police admit that the robbers have left no trail for them to follow up. 警方承认小偷没有留下可供他们追踪的线索。
be on the trail of sb/sth

to be searching for someone or something by examining information you find about where they went

(循线索)追踪
The three men went to the Bahamas, on the trail of a sunken 17th-century galleon full of treasure. 这3个人去了巴哈马,为的是寻找一艘满载金银财宝的17世纪西班牙沉船。
verb uk /treɪl/ us /treɪl/
MOVE SLOWLY 缓慢地移动

[ 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

拖,拉
Katherine, your skirt's trailing in the mud! 凯瑟琳,你的裙子拖在泥里了!
As the boat moved along, he trailed his hand in the water. 他把手放在了水里,手随船破水而行。

C2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to move slowly and without energy or enthusiasm

行动拖沓;疲惫地走;没精打采地行走
The delegates trailed back into the conference room for the afternoon session. 代表们没精打采地回到会议室,准备开下午的会。
After a mile or two the youngest children were trailing behind. 走了一两英里后,年龄最小的孩子们无精打采地跟在后面。
IN A COMPETITION/GAME 比赛中
be trailing

C2 to be losing to your competitor in a competition

(比赛中)落后,失败
The Canadian team is trailing by six points. 瑞士队落后了6分。
The Democrats are trailing (behind) the Republicans in the opinion polls. 在民意调查中国民党落后于自由党。
FOLLOW 跟随

[ T ] to follow the trail of someone or something

追踪

Phrasal verb(s)

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