trail


trail (http://definr.com/trail)

     n 1: a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as
          a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
     2: a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
     3: evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are
        following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to
        the perpetrator" [syn: lead, track]
     v 1: to lag or linger behind: "But in so many other areas we
          still are dragging." [syn: drag, get behind, {hang
          back}, drop behind]
     2: go after with the intent to catch [syn: chase, {chase
        after}, tail, tag, dog, go after, track]
     3: drag along, either literally or metaphorically, as in one's
        wake [syn: entrain]
     4: to walk or proceed draggingly, slowly: "Snow buried the
        streets and covered the slanting rooftops, as John trudged
        toward St. Peter's." [syn: trudge, shack]
     5: drag heavily or wearily, as of the body
     6: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground;
        "The toddler was trailing his pants" [syn: train]