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trail

US [treɪl]
UK [treɪl]
  • v.跟踪;追踪;(被)拖;磨蹭
  • n.小径;路径;踪迹;足迹
  • Web痕迹;轨迹;小路
Simple Present:trails  Present Participle:trailing  Past Tense:trailed  
Trail
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n.
1.
(长串的)痕迹,踪迹,足迹a long line or series of marks that is left by sb/sth
a trail of blood
一连串血迹
tourists who leave a trail of litter everywhere they go
一路乱丢垃圾的游客
The hurricane left a trail of destruction behind it.
飓风过后满目疮痍。
2.
(尤指打猎时跟踪的)踪迹,足迹,臭迹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.
猎犬追踪着狐狸的气味。
The police are still on the trail of the escaped prisoner.
警方仍在追捕逃犯。
Fortunately the trail was still warm(= clear and easy to follow) .
庆幸的是痕迹仍然清晰可循。
The trail had gone cold .
臭迹已经消失了。
3.
(乡间的)小路,小径a path through the countryside
a trail through the forest
穿过森林的小路
4.
(特定)路线,路径a route that is followed for a particular purpose
a tourist trail(= of famous buildings)
游览路线
politicians on the campaign trail(= travelling around to attract support)
进行巡回宣传的政治人物
v.
1.
[t][i]
(被)拖,拉to pull sth behind sb/sth, usually along the ground; to be pulled along in this way
A jeep trailing a cloud of dust was speeding in my direction.
一辆吉普车拖着一股扬尘,朝我疾驰而来。
I trailed my hand in the water as the boat moved along.
我把手放在水里,让小船拖着往前划行。
The bride's dress trailed behind her.
新娘的结婚礼服拖在身后。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
(尤指跟在他人后面)疲惫地走,没精打采地慢走,磨蹭to walk slowly because you are tired or bored, especially behind sb else
The kids trailed around after us while we shopped for clothes.
我们在商店买衣服时,孩子们无精打采地跟在后面。
3.
[i][t]
(在比赛或其他竞赛中)落后,失利,失败to be losing a game or other contest
United were trailing 2–0 at half-time.
联队在上半场结束时以 0:2 落后。
We were trailing by five points.
我们落后五分。
This country is still trailing badly in scientific research.
这个国家在科研方面仍然大大滞后。
The Conservatives are trailing Labour in the opinion polls.
在民意测验中保守党的支持率落后于工党。
4.
[t]
~ sb/sth
跟踪;追踪to follow sb/sth by looking for signs that show you where they have been
The police trailed Dale for days.
警方跟踪了戴尔多日。
5.
[i]
蔓生;蔓延;向下移动to grow or hang downwards over sth or along the ground; to move downwards over sth
trailing plants
蔓生植物
He had tears trailing down his cheeks.
他的眼泪顺着双颊流了下来。

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