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trail
British English: /treɪl/
American English: /treɪl/

Translation of trail in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (path)
    sentiero (masculine) pista (feminine)
    to set off on the trail to
    mettersi in cammino per
  • 2 (trace, mark)
    (blood, slime) striscia (feminine) scia (feminine)
    (of dust) traccia (feminine) macchia (feminine) (of di)
    he left a trail of clues behind him
    lasciò dietro di sé una serie di indizi
    to leave a trail of destruction behind one
  • 3 (trace)
    traccia (feminine) orma (feminine) impronta (feminine) (of di)
    (Hunting) to pick up, lose somebody's trail to be on somebody's trail
    essere sulla pista di qualcuno
    the police are on his trail
    la polizia è sulle sue tracce
    they were hot on our trail
    ci stavano alle calcagna
  • 4 (circuit)to be on the campaign trail (Politics)
    essere in campagna elettorale
    to follow the hippy trail to Nepal
    seguire il percorso degli hippy fino al Nepal

transitive verb

  • 1 (follow)
    (animal, person)
    seguire le tracce di
    (car)
    seguire
    they are being trailed by the police we trailed him to his front door
    lo abbiamo seguito fino alla porta di casa sua
    the hounds trailed the fox to his den
    i segugi seguirono la volpe fin nella tana

intransitive verb

  • 1 (hang, droop)
    (skirt, scarf)
    strisciare
    (plant)
    pendere
    your belt is trailing along the ground
    la tua cintura striscia per terra
  • 2 (lag, dawdle)they trailed back after dark
    tornarono indietro trascinandosi dopo il crepuscolo
    the children trailed back into the classroom
    i bambini si trascinarono in classe o rientrarono in classe svogliatamente
  • 3 (fall behind)he was trailing far behind the rest of the group
    rimase molto indietro rispetto al resto del gruppo
    our team were trailing by 3 goals to 1 (Sport)
    la nostra squadra era in svantaggio di tre reti a uno
    to trail badly
    (racehorse, team)
    rimanere molto indietro o essere molto distanziato
    they are trailing in the polls (Politics)
    sono in svantaggio nei sondaggi
    the company is trailing behind its European competitors
    la ditta sta arrancando dietro ai concorrenti europei

Phrasal verbs

trail away

trail off

(person)
smettere di parlare (a poco a poco)
(music, voices)
affievolirsi, smorzarsi, spegnersi
(signature, writing)
cancellarsi

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