(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.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. trace, way, path, tracks.
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.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. path pathway, footpath, track, beaten track, footprints, bridle path, course, rut, trace.
2. spoor scent, markings, telltale.
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
(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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