- [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"
- [noun] a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
- [noun] evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Synonyms: lead, track
- [verb] to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
Synonyms: drag, get behind, hang back, drop behind
- [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
- [verb] move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; "John trailed behind behis class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
- [verb] hang down so as to drag along the ground; "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
- [verb] drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"