trail

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. track, spoor, footprints; tire, etc., tracks; vestige, scent; path, wake; train. —v. track, scent; hang; lag, dawdle, crawl, straggle; drag, draw. See slowness, pursuit.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. trace, way, path, tracks.
v.
1. [To follow]
Syn. track, trace, follow a scent; see hunt 1 , 2 , pursue 1 .
2. [To lag behind]
Syn. fall back, loiter, tarry, linger, dawdle, be left behind, drag along, be out of the running*, be left in the cold*.
Ant. lead*, forge ahead, be leading.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. path pathway, footpath, track, beaten track, footprints, bridle path, course, rut, trace.
2. spoor scent, markings, telltale.
II
v.
1. drag behind haul, tow, pull, train.
2. follow track, shadow, hunt down, *dog, stalk, sniff out.
3. hang dangle, depend.
4. lag behind bring up the rear, fall back, drop behind.
ANT.: 4. lead, head
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind: drag, draggle, train. See HANG. 2. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered: dally, dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, poke, procrastinate, tarry. Idioms: drag one's feet (or heels), mark time, take one's time. See FAST. 3. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting: trace, track. See MARKS, SEEK. 4. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind: dog, follow, shadow, track. Informal: bird-dog, tail. See PRECEDE. 5. To follow closely or persistently: dog, heel1, tag. See PRECEDE. II noun 1. Something that follows or is drawn along behind: tail, train, wake2. See PRECEDE. 2. A visible sign or mark of the passage of someone or something: print, trace, track. See MARKS. 3. Evidence of passage left along a course followed by a hunted animal or fugitive: scent, spoor, track. See MARKS, SMELLS.

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