Translation of trail in Spanish:
- 1.1(left by animal, person)huellas (feminine plural)(of comet)(of dust)(of blood)the storms left a trail of destructionhe left a trail of litter/debts behind himlas tormentas destruyeron or arrasaron todo a su pasolas tormentas dejaron una estela de estragos a su pasoto be on the trail of somebody/somethingdejó un reguero de basura/deudas tras de síto be hot o hard on the trail of somebody/somethingseguir la pista de alguien/algoseguirle la pista a alguien/algoto put/throw somebody off his/her/the trailestar sobre la pista de alguien/algodespistar a alguienExample sentences
- The place where the terrorists executed the men on the first day is still marked by trails of dry blood.
- Seth grew absolutely still as she stomped off, blood marking her trail in tiny drops.
- On the doorknob was a bloody hand print, there was also a trail of drag marks lagging behind it.
Example sentences1.2 (path) scenic trail
- In a drag hunt, a field master leads a team on horseback, guided by foxhounds on the trail of an animal scent.
- Alexander does it on foot, following meandering game trails and tracking the animals.
- They were always scavenging for the latest hint of gossip as if they were ravenous animals on the trail of a wounded deer.
to be on the victory trailsendero (masculine) panorámicosenda (feminine) panorámicato be on the campaign trailir camino de la victoriato blaze a trailestar en la campaña electoral(lit)marcar un senderoExample sentences
- As the fires and pumps began to burn off the remaining water within him, a thin trail of smoke exited his nostrils.
- And he was sure that he was just starting to see the thin trails of smoke from his community's cook-fires.
- The cigarette dangled from the corner of her red-smudged lips, its burnt and ashy tip sending up thin trails of smoke into the already stuffy air.
- This may be enough for some, but if you wish to capture hidden aspects of the place you will be visiting you might want to get off the beaten trail.
- There was no road here, only a trail of beaten earth, and his horse's hooves fell with a dull, muffled sound.
- The cross-country ski trails are just that - with virtually no warming lodges, ski lessons, or rental equipment.
- 1 1.1 (drag)(towel/rope)she sat in the boat, trailing her fingers through the water1.2 (deposit) See examples: they trailed mud all over the houseiba en el bote, dejando que sus dedos dibujaran surcos en el aguadejaron toda la casa llena de barro a su pasoExample sentences
- Obviously harassed, the young woman walked off, the man still talking in the same vein, trailing along behind her.
- I sighed as Pitcher waddled along, trailing slightly behind the others sometimes rushing to catch them up.
- Alternately, it doesn't hurt to find someone smoking tea-leaves and trail along behind them.
- 2 2.1 (follow)(person/animal/vehicle)he was being trailed by a detectiveseguir la pista deseguirle la pista a2.2 (lag behind)un detective le seguía la pista(opponent/leader)we trailed them by six pointsir a la zaga denos llevaban seis puntos de ventajaExample sentences
- Basically day-time hunters, their prey is trailed by scent and pursued at sight with no violent outburst of speed, but in a steady tireless canter, which finally outruns the quarry.
- In the end she had no choice but have them follow her because they trailed her.
- Kate was drawn magnetically to follow, and trailed him through the door into the dark hallway.
- 1 1.1 (drag) her skirt was trailing on the floora long, trailing dressla falda le arrastraba por el sueloiba arrastrando la falda por el suelo1.2 (move in stream) See examples: smoke trailed from the carun vestido largo, con colasalía humo del coche
- 2 2.1 (lag behind)(team/contender)he trailed behind in the early part of the raceir a la zaga2.2 (walk wearily)en la primera parte de la carrera iba rezagado or a la zaga(andar con paso cansino, con desánimo etc)we trailed around town all morningwe trailed back home againpateamos toda la mañana por el centro [colloquial]nos volvimos a casa desanimadosExample sentences
- Donnie promptly looked at Steven, and then began moving up the stairs with Steven trailing wearily behind.
- He rose to his feet, slowly trailing behind the stern headmaster.
- Kevin said goodbye to Samantha and walked off trailing behind Martin.
- But it shouldn't mask the fact that when he was on a football pitch he was the supremo, the quick-footed star of the game who had tricks and skills to burn and opponents trailing in his slipstream.
- They have been beatable in every game, trailing in the fourth quarter at home against Golden State and Washington.
- It came down to the end of the game and we were trailing by one point.
- 3 3.1 (extend)(plant)3.2 (droop)(branches)Example sentences3.3
also: trailing present participle(plant)(branches)
- I sailed on towards Wellington Harbour 70 miles away, saved only by the branches of a willow tree trailing mercifully within arm's reach.
- Supported plants are also easier to protect from pests than plants trailing on the ground.
- Vines trailing overhead and pot plants against the whitewashed walls add a Mediterranean feel.
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