trail behind


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trail behind

 (someone or something)
1. to follow or drag along behind someone or something. A long satin train trailed behind the bride. A long train trailed behind.
2. to move along behind someone or a group in a competition. Sally trailed behind the rest of the marathon runners. Roger trailed behind Dave during most of the race.
See also: behind, trail
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DAVID PREECE believes Scottish clubs will continue to trail behind the rest of Europe unless councils start backing their local teams.
The report noted that Hispanics trail behind white students in obtaining bachelor's degrees, and Hispanic four-year freshmen are less likely than white four-year freshmen to enroll in selective colleges.
And, as always, leave a documentation trail behind (in everything you do) to prove that, at the very least, you've done your best
These powerful vortices--one rotating clockwise and the other, counterclockwise--can trail behind an aircraft for more than 30 kilometers, says Philip G.
On April 19, a 29-year-old jogger encountered the man as she ran on the trail behind Santa Clarita Baptist Church, off Luther Drive, near Mandan Street, Sgt.
Typically, when someone visits an e-commerce site, they leave an electronic trail behind which tells what they looked at and what they did.
Your weaker leg can trail behind, helping you steer the board like a rudder on a boat.
The hitters can trail behind the ball, or they can slide to the ball or slightly beyond the ball, each position presenting a different hitting angle [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
Sticky soda bottles, old rubber tires, and used cardboard boxes would trail behind you as you clunk down the hallway.
Lagging indicators trail behind the economy, and include the unemployment rate and consumer-price numbers.
Arizona and 18 other states trail behind, lacking a full array of tools needed to account for the return on investment in their roads, highways, bridges and bus and rail systems.
The victims, aged 15 and 16, were walking along the trail behind the Talybont student flats when the hooded aggressor barged into them, threatened them and demanded their mobile phones.
The survey ranks Blair in 6th, a place ahead of Churchill, but both men trail behind former South African president Nelson Mandela, who took more than a quarter of all votes cast.
But the poll, by Pfizer which makes impotence drug Viagra, showed that the Irish still trail behind the rest of Europe.
Be sure to seek out the short trail behind the winery.