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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
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