Synonyms of tail in English:



  • 1 the dog's tail
    brush, scut, dock; tail feathers; hindquarters
    [Antonyms] head front
  • 2 the tail of the plane
    rear, end, back, extremity; bottom
    [Antonyms] head front
  • 3 the tail of the hunting season
    close, end, conclusion, tail end
    [Antonyms] beginning start
  • 4 informal put a tail on that suspect
    detective, investigator, shadow
    informal sleuth, private eye, gumshoe
  • verb

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  • 1 informal the paparazzi tailed them
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    caudal relating to an animal's tail


    on someone's tail

    a police car stayed on his tailclose behindfollowing closely(hard) on someone's heels

    tail off/away

    her voice tailed offfadewaneebbdwindledecreaselessendiminishdeclinesubsideabatedrop offpeter outtaper offlet upease offdie awaydie downcome to an end

    turn tail

    I was so shocked, I just turned tailrun awayfleeboltmake offtake to one's heelscut and runbeat a (hasty) retreat informalscramskedaddlevamoose

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