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Latin trahere, to drag along

Verb

Infinitive
to trail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to trail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To follow behind (someone or something); to tail (someone or something).
    The hunters trailed their prey deep into the woods.
  2. (transitive) To drag (something) behind on the ground.
    You'll get your coat all muddy if you trail it around like that.
  3. (transitive) To leave (a trail of).
    He walked into the house, soaking wet, and trailed water all over the place.
  4. (transitive) To show a trailer of (a film, TV show etc.); to release or publish a preview of (a report etc.) in advance of the full publication.
    His new film was trailed on TV last night.
    There were no surprises in this morning's much-trailed budget statement.

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Noun

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Singular
trail

Plural
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  1. The track followed by a hunter.
  2. A route for travel over land, especially a narrow, unpaved route for use by hikers, horse riders, etc.

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