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  1. [noun] a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

  2. [noun] a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

  3. [noun] evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    Synonyms: lead, track

  4. [verb] to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
    Synonyms: drag, get behind, hang back, drop behind

  5. [verb] go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
    Synonyms: chase, chase after, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track

  6. [verb] move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed behind behis class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
    Synonyms: shack

  7. [verb] hang down so as to drag along the ground; "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"

  8. [verb] drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
    Synonyms: train


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