Definition of trail
- a vine that trails over the ground
- trailing branches of a weeping birch
- smoke trailing from chimneys
The little girl went to her room, trailing her teddy bear behind her.
The dog's leash was trailing along the ground.
The little girl's teddy bear trailed behind her.
He trailed us as we worked our way up the mountain.
The President is trailing in the polls as the election approaches.
We were trailing by 3 runs at the end of the 6th inning.
Our team trailed their team at the end of the 6th inning.
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Stay on the trail if we get separated.
The car left a trail of smoke as it sped off.
following the trail to success
: a path through a forest, field, etc.
: the marks, signs, smells, etc., that are left behind by someone or something and that can often be followed
: a route that someone follows to go somewhere or achieve something
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a blind with adjustable horizontal slats
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