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tail

noun [C] uk   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: The dog wagged its tail excitedly.
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tail noun [C] (PERSON FOLLOWING)

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

tail noun [C] (COIN SIDE)

tails [U] the side of a coin that does not have a picture of someone's head on it
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tail noun [C] (JACKET)

tails [plural] a tailcoat

tail noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

specialized language a phrase that is placed at the end of what a sentence and refers to something mentioned in the sentence
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tail

verb [T] uk   us   /teɪl/
to follow and watch someone very closely, especially in order to get information secretly: That car has been tailing me for the last ten minutes.
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Translations of “tail”
in Arabic ذَيْل, ذَنَب…
in Korean 꼬리…
in Malaysian ekor…
in French queue…
in Turkish kuyruk, uç kısım…
in Italian coda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 尾巴, 尾狀物…
in Russian хвост, конец…
in Polish ogon…
in Vietnamese đuôi, phần đuôi…
in Spanish cola…
in Portuguese rabo, cauda…
in Thai หาง (สัตว์), ส่วนท้าย (เครื่องบิน, เรือ)…
in German der Schwanz…
in Catalan cua…
in Japanese しっぽ, 尾…
in Indonesian ekor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 尾巴, 尾状物…
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