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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
trail /treil/
  • danh từ
    • vạch, vệt dài
      • a trail of blood: một vệt máu dài
      • a trail of light: một vệt sáng
    • vết, dấu vết
      • the trail of a snail: vết của một con ốc sên
      • hot on the trail: theo sát, theo riết, không rời dấu vết
    • đường, đường mòn
    • (thiên văn học) đuôi, vệt
      • the trail of a meteor: đuôi một sao băng
    • (nghĩa bóng) vết chân, đường đi
      • on the trail of...: theo vết chân của..., theo đường của...
    • at the trail
      • (quân sự) xách súng lõng thõng (thân súng song song với mặt đất)
  • ngoại động từ
    • kéo, kéo lê
      • the child trails his toy: đứa bé kéo lê cái đồ chơi
    • theo dấu vết, đuổi theo dấu vết, lùng, truy nã
      • to trail a tiger: đuổi theo dấu vết một con hổ
      • to trail a murderer: truy nã một kẻ giết người
    • mở một con đường mòn (trong rừng)
    • nội động từ
      • lê, quét
        • her skirt trailed along the ground: váy cô ta quét đất
      • bò; leo (cây)
        • the roses trailed over the cottage door: những cây hồng leo lan ra trùm lên cửa túp nhà tranh
      • đi kéo lê, lết bước
        • to trail along: bước một cách nặng nề, lê bước
        • to trail behind someone: lê bước tụt lại đằng sau ai
      • to trail arms
        • (quân sự) xách súng lõng thõng (thân súng song song với mặt đất)
      • to trail one's coat-tails
        • kiếm chuyện, gây sự cãi nhau
    Concise Dictionary
    +a track or mark left by something that has passed
    +a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
    +evidence pointing to a possible solution
    +to lag or linger behind
    +go after with the intent to catch
    +move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
    +hang down so as to drag along the ground
    +drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 (beaten) path, way, footpath, route, way, track, course:
    There is a well-worn trail through the wood.
    2 track, spoor, scent, smell, trace, footsteps, footprints, path, wake:
    The trail of the elephant herd was quite easy to follow.
    3 See train, 2, below:
    She was always followed by a trail of admirers.
    4 tow, draw, drag (along), haul, pull, tag along, trawl, bring along (behind), carry along (behind):
    We were moving slowly because we were trailing a dinghy.
    5 drag, pull, move, be drawn, stream, sweep, dangle:
    I heard the whisper of silken gowns trailing across Persian carpets.
    6 lag (behind), dawdle, loiter, linger, follow, straggle, bring up the rear, hang back, fall or drop behind:
    Our team was trailing three-five in the final.
    7 follow, pursue, dog, trace, shadow, stalk, track, chase, hunt, Colloq tail:
    We trailed the suspect to Victoria Station, where we lost him.
    8 trail off or away. diminish, decrease, fade away or out, disappear, dwindle, lessen, die out or away, peter out, subside, taper off, weaken, grow faint or dim:
    As they drove away, the noise of their blasting radio trailed off.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a long line or series of marks that is left by sth as it moves and that shows where it has been: a trail of blood / footprints + tourists who leave a trail of litter everywhere they go + The hurricane left a a trail of destruction behind it.
    2 a track, sign or smell that is left behind and that can be followed, especially in hunting: The hounds were following the fox's trail. + The police are still on the trail of the escaped prisoner. + Fortunately the trail was still warm (= clear and easy to follow). + The trail had gone cold.
    3 a path through the countryside: a trail through the forest
    See also - NATURE TRAIL
    4 a route that is followed for a particular purpose: a tourist trail (= of famous buildings) + politicians on the campaign trail (= travelling around to attract support)
    Idioms see BLAZE v., HIT v., HOT adj.
    + verb
    1 to pull sth behind sb/sth, usually along the ground; to be pulled along in this way: [VN] A jeep trailing a cloud of dust was speeding in my direction. + I trailed my hand in the water as the boat moved along. + [V] [usually +adv./prep.] The bride's dress trailed behind her.
    2 [V +adv./prep.] to walk slowly because you are tired or bored, especially behind sb else: The kids trailed around after us while we shopped for clothes.
    3 ~ (by / in sth) (used especially in the progressive tenses) to be losing a game or other contest: [V] United were trailing 20 at half-time. + We were trailing by five points. + This country is still trailing badly in scientific research. + [VN] The Conservatives are trailing Labour in the opinion polls.
    4 [VN] to follow sb/sth by looking for signs that show you where they have been: The police trailed Dale for days. + We could smell the scent of a fox as we trailed paw marks through the wood.
    5 [V] (especially of plants) to grow or hang downwards over sth or along the ground: trailing plants + Computer wires were trailing all over the floor.
    Phrasal Verbs: trail away / off (of sb's speech) to become gradually quieter and then stop: His voice trailed away to nothing. + [+ speech] 'I only hope ...' She trailed off.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 line/smell that sb/sth leaves behind


    Ants follow a scent trail laid down previously.
    | blood, smoke, vapour | thin | muddy | false


    lay, leave, make
    The couple laid a false trail to escape the paparazzi. The tourists left a trail of litter behind them.
    | pick up
    The dog had picked up the trail of a rabbit.
    | follow | lose
    The fox had crossed a stream, and the hounds lost the trail.


    go cold
    They had to find the kidnappers before the trail went cold.


    on sb's ~
    Detectives had found several new clues and were back on the murderer's trail.


    a trail of blood, a trail of devastation
    The hurricane passed, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
    | a trail of smoke

    2 path/route


    forest, nature, woodland | 10-kilometre, 5-mile, etc. | cycle, mountain bike, tourist, walking | hippy, tourist
    This restaurant is off the tourist trail.
    | campaign, comeback, winning
    (all figurative) After a disastrous few seasons, the team are on the comeback trail.


    follow, hit
    In 1967 she hit the hippy trail to India.
    | be on
    (often figurative)


    go, lead, wend its way
    The trail wends its way through leafy woodland and sunny meadows.


    along a/the ~


    1 move/walk slowly


    slowly | wearily


    I trailed wearily after the others.
    | around/round
    They spent their lives trailing around the country.
    | (along) behind

    2 have a lower score than the other player/team


    Liverpool are now trailing badly in the league.


    They were trailing by 12 points until the last few minutes of the game.

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