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tailing British & World English

The residue of something, especially ore

tail1 British & World English

Follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret

self-tailing British & World English

(Of a winch) designed to maintain constant tension in the rope round it so that it does not slip

fishtail British & World English

(Of a vehicle) make an uncontrolled sideways movement

hightail British & World English

Move or travel fast

tail back in tail1 British & World English

(Of traffic) become congested and form a tailback

tail off in tail1 British & World English

Gradually diminish in amount, strength, or intensity

tail back British & World English

(Of traffic) become congested and form a tailback

tail off British & World English

Gradually diminish in amount, strength, or intensity

tail something in in tail1 British & World English

Insert the end of a beam, stone, or brick into (a wall)

tail something in British & World English

Insert the end of a beam, stone, or brick into (a wall)