Translation of "trail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /treɪl/ us /treɪl/

trail noun (PATH)

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

a forest/mountain trail 林间/山间小道
a walking/snowshoeing/cross-country skiing trail

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trail noun (SIGNS)

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

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

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

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。


uk /treɪl/ us /treɪl/

trail verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[ 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! 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

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。

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be trailing

C2 to be losing to your competitor in a competition

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。

trail verb (FOLLOW)

[ T ] to follow the trail of someone or something


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