Definition of 'trail'
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This is a trait seen often on the campaign trail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the trail of woe leads beyond the banking sector. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Secret cameras were placed along the trail in an attempt to identify the culprit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trouble is, their legacy is often a trail of destruction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You'll spend days exploring forest trails and driving cattle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I defy you not to hit the trails after reading it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For the previous couple of years she had followed the migration trail and it had finally taken her to Lampedusa. Times, Sunday Times (2016) One trail not to miss? Smithsonian Mag (2017)I am trying to build it into an off-road truck so we can go and hit some trails. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet he still trailed to a nonsensical extent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Which is why he is going on the campaign trail this season. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hire some bikes and take advantage of the cycle trails in the area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet at that point they still trailed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mixture should leave a trail on the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The new experience of trailing behind the rest might do her no harm. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Last week she displayed her cool on the local election campaign trail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We set off out of the village and along a chalky trail into woodland. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The money trail is being followed elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The trail is lined with gorse and dog rose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Passengers behind the wing saw large flames trailing from the left engine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Remove low growths where the fruit would trail on the ground. The Sun (2014)You've made your life one long trail of negativity. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)We felt our vulnerability was being exploited; it was our first full day on the trail. Christianity Today (2000)They trail Toulon by one point and only the pool winner will reach the last eight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's a peaceful location with great mountain views and walking and biking trails leading directly from the property. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'trail'
British English: trail NOUN
A trail is a rough path across open country or through forests.
He was following a trail through the trees.
British English: trail VERB
If you trail someone or something, you follow them secretly, often by finding the marks or signs that they have left.
Two detectives were trailing him.
Definition of trail from the Collins English Dictionary
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