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tail
British English: /teɪl/
American English: /teɪl/

Translation of tail in German:

noun

  • 1
    Schwanz, der
    tops and tails
    (of carrots, turnips)
    obere und untere Enden
  • 2 [figurative]have somebody/something on one's tail
    jemanden/etwas auf den Fersen haben
    [colloquial]
    be/keep on somebody's tail
    jemandem auf den Fersen sein/bleiben
    [colloquial]
    with one's tail between one's legs
    mit eingezogenem Schwanz
    [colloquial]
    somebody has his tail up
    jemand ist übermütig
    turn tail [and run]
    [colloquial]
  • 6in pl.
    (man's evening dress)
    Frack, der
  • 8 (Music)
    (stem of note)
    [Noten]hals, der
  • 10 [colloquial]
    (person following another)
    have/put a tail on somebody
    jemanden beschatten lassen

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

tail away

tail back

intransitive verb
sich stauen
tailback

tail off

intransitive verb 1
(decrease)
zurückgehen
2 (fade into silence)
[formal]

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