Translation of trail in Spanish:
- 1(left by animal, person) huellas (feminine plural)
rastro (masculine)(of comet) cola (feminine)(of dust) estela (feminine)(of blood) reguero (masculine)the storms left a trail of destructionlas tormentas destruyeron or arrasaron todo a su pasohe left a trail of litter/debts behind him
las tormentas dejaron una estela de estragos a su pasodejó un reguero de basura/deudas tras de síto be on the trail of somebody/somethingseguir la pista de alguien/algoto be hot or hard on the trail of somebody/something
seguirle la pista a alguien/algoestar sobre la pista de alguien/algoto put/throw somebody off his/her/the traildespistar 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 (path) scenic trailsendero (masculine) panorámicoto be on the victory trail
senda (feminine) panorámicair camino de la victoriato be on the campaign trailestar en la campaña electoralto blaze a trail(lit) marcar un senderoExample sentences
- 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 water
arrastrariba en el bote, dejando que sus dedos dibujaran surcos en el aguaExample sentences1.2 (deposit) they trailed mud all over the house
dejaron toda la casa llena de barro a su paso
- 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 detective
seguir la pista de
seguirle la pista a
rastrearun detective le seguía la pistaExample sentences2.2 (lag behind)
(opponent/leader)we trailed them by six points
- 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.
ir a la zaga denos llevaban seis puntos de ventajaExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (drag) her skirt was trailing on the floorla falda le arrastraba por el sueloa long, trailing dress
iba arrastrando la falda por el sueloun vestido largo, con cola1.2 (move in stream) smoke trailed from the carsalía humo del coche
- 2 2.1 (lag behind)(team/contender)he trailed behind in the early part of the race
ir a la zagaen la primera parte de la carrera iba rezagado or a la zaga2.2 (walk wearily)(andar con paso cansino, con desánimo etc)we trailed around town all morningpateamos toda la mañana por el centro [colloquial]we trailed back home againnos 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.
- 3 3.1 (extend)(plant)
treparExample sentences3.2 (droop)
- 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.
colgaralso: trailing present participle(plant)
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