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).

Examples of trail (along) behind/after in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer trail behind Musk with $149 billion and $142 billion respective net worths, followed by ex-Google CEO Larry Page. William Gavin, Quartz, 18 Apr. 2024 Security camera footage shows a cat headed out of the factory on the night before and leaving the trail behind. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2024 Immediately after the polls closed, Shanelle Scales-Preston and Jelani Killings were starting to trail behind the pack. Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, 6 Mar. 2024 To complete the gown, the actor wore a long scarf around her neck, letting the tails trail behind her back like a train. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 10 Mar. 2024 Or is the strategy to, on the contrary, open it up as widely as possible, so that progress is as fast as possible, so that the bad guys always trail behind? TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 The rest of the candidates trail behind Trump and Haley, with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 12%, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy at 8%, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 5% and former Arksansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at less than 1%. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 The atmospheric gas outflows are possibly shaped by stellar winds from Au Mic, which don’t allow all of the escaped gas to trail behind Au Mic b. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2023 Tucker also hoped Jordan would help the Spartans make inroads on the recruiting trail after he became known for tutoring NFL stars Von Miller, Jadeveon Clowney and T.J. Watt, among others. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2023

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Dictionary Entries Near trail (along) behind/after


trail (along) behind/after

trail angle

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“Trail (along) behind/after.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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