Translation of "trail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /treɪl/

[ C ] a path through the countryside, often made or used for a particular purpose

a forest/mountain trail 林间/山间小道

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

The dogs are specially 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 which together show where someone you are searching for has gone

The police admit that the thieves 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。

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