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trails

noun
plural of trail

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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trails

verb
present tense third-person singular of trail

Synonyms & Antonyms of trails (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Trails.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trails. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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