trail away/off

Definition of trail away/off

  1. —used to say that someone's voice becomes softer and softer and then stops She started asking him a question, but then her voice trailed off.

Word by Word Definitions

trailplay
  1. :  to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground

    :  to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner

    :  to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground

  1. :  a track made by passage especially through a wilderness

    :  a marked or established path or route especially through a forest or mountainous region

    :  a trace or mark left by something that has passed or been drawn along :  scent, track

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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