Translation of "trail" - English-Traditional 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 林間/山間小道
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. 這些狗經過特別訓練,能夠追蹤狐狸留下的氣味。
He left a trail of muddy footprints behind him. 他身後留下了一串泥濘的腳印。

[ 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. 警方承認小偷沒有留下可供他們追蹤的線索。
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. 這三個人去了巴哈馬,為的是尋找一艘滿載金銀財寶的17世紀西班牙沉船。


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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! 凱瑟琳,你的裙子拖在泥裡了!
As the boat moved along, he trailed his hand in the water. 他把手放在水裡,手隨船破水而行。

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. 代表們沒精打埰地回到會議室,準備開下午的會。
After a mile or two the youngest children were trailing behind. 走了一兩英里後,年齡最小的孩子們無精打埰地跟在後面。

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be trailing

C2 to be losing to your competitor in a competition

The Canadian team is trailing by six points. 瑞士隊落後了六分。
The Democrats are trailing (behind) the Republicans in the opinion polls. 在民意調查中,國民黨落後於自由黨。

trail verb (FOLLOW)

[ T ] to follow the trail of someone or something


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