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Dictionary definition for: Trail

1. (n) 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. (v) to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

3. (n) a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

4. (v) go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"

5. (n) evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead" "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

6. (v) move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed behind behis class mates" "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"

7. (v) hang down so as to drag along the ground; "The bride''s veiled trailed along the ground"

8. (v) drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants" "She trained her long scarf behind her"

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