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English definition of “trail”

trail

verb     /treɪl/
FOLLOW [T] to follow someone, especially without them knowing , in order to watch or catch them: He suspected he was being trailed by undercover police .Pursuing
HANG DOWN [I, T] UK to hang down and touch the ground , or to make something do this: Your coat's trailing in the mud .Hanging and suspending
LOWER SCORE [I, T] to have a lower score than someone else , especially in a sporting event : City were trailing United 2-1 at half time .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
(Definition of trail verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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