trail (along) behind/after

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Definition of trail (along) behind/after

: to walk or move slowly as one follows behind (someone or something) She marched down the street with her children trailing (along) behind/after (her).

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“Trail (along) behind/after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trail%20%28along%29%20behind%2Fafter. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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