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trail

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1 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps

  • took a trail through the woods to get to the main road
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2 a mark or series of marks left on a surface by something that has passed along it

  • the slugs left a slimy trail on the sidewalk
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trail

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to go after or on the track of

  • we trailed our friend into the woods, inadvertently spoiling his plans for a solitary hike
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Phrases Synonymous with trail

run after

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Synonym Discussion of trail

chase, pursue, follow, trail mean to go after or on the track of something or someone. chase implies going swiftly after and trying to overtake something fleeing or running.
    • a dog chasing a cat
pursue suggests a continuing effort to overtake, reach, or attain.
    • pursued the criminal through narrow streets
follow puts less emphasis upon speed or intent to overtake.
    • friends followed me home in their car
trail may stress a following of tracks or traces rather than a visible object.
    • trail deer
    • trailed a suspect across the country


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