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tail

noun

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1 a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person
  • the tail that accompanies the prince wherever he goes

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2 the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • get your tail in here

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3 a behind part or surface
  • the tail of the ship

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tail

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of tail (Entry 2 of 2)

to go after or on the track of
  • detectives tailed the suspect to see where he was going at that time of the evening

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The first known use of tail was before the 12th century

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“Tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tail. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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