- vt. 追踪；拖；蔓延；落后于
- n. 小径；痕迹；尾部；踪迹
- vi. 飘出；蔓生；垂下；拖曳
- n. (Trail)人名；(英)特雷尔
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1、trah- / tract- => trail.
来自古法语 trailler,拖，拉，跟踪，来自通俗拉丁语 tragulare,拉，来自拉丁语 trahere,拖，拉， 使移动，词源同 drag,tract.拼写比较 rule,regulate.引申诸相关词义。
- trail: see trawl
- trail (v.)
- c. 1300, "to hang down loosely and flow behind" (of a gown, sleeve, etc.), from Old French trailler "to tow; pick up the scent of a quarry," ultimately from Vulgar Latin *tragulare "to drag," from Latin tragula "dragnet, javelin thrown by a strap," probably related to trahere "to pull" (see tract (n.1)). Transitive sense of "to tow or pull along the ground" is from c. 1400. The meaning "follow the trail of" (an animal, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "to lag behind" is from 1957. Related: Trailed; trailing.
- trail (n.)
- early 14c., "trailing part of a robe, gown, etc.," from trail (v.). The meaning "track or smell left by a person or animal" is also from 1580s. Meaning "path or track worn in wilderness" is attested from 1807. Trail of Tears in reference to the U.S. government's brutally incompetent Cherokee removal of 1838-9 is attested by 1908.
- 1. Adam stumbles on, leaving a trail of devastation in his wake.
- 2. I vote that you try to pick out the trail for us.
- 3. A small brown fawn hopped across the trail in front of them.
- 4. When entering a trail or starting a descent, yield to other skiers.
- 5. He was following a broad trail through the trees.
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