Translation of trail in Spanish:


huellas, n.

Pronunciation: /treɪl//treɪl/


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    (feminine plural) (left by animal, person) huellas
    (left by animal, person) rastro masculine
    (of comet) cola feminine
    (of dust) estela feminine
    (of blood) reguero masculine
    the storms left a trail of destruction las tormentas dejaron una estela de estragos a su paso
    • he left a trail of litter/debts behind him dejó un reguero de basura/deudas tras de sí
    • to be on the trail of sb/sth seguirle la pista a algn/algo
    • to be hot / hard on the trail of sb/sth estar sobre la pista de algn/algo
    • to put/throw sb off his/her/the trail despistar a algn
    • Following her world-record achievement, Gillian is now on the trail of European glory and we wish her further success.
    • I can see boats moving up and down the East River leaving a trail of white behind them, and cars crossing the bridges in a never ending stream.
    • Anyway, getting on the trail of this guy led me to look more closely at the whole anarchist phenomenon - one I'd been aware of, but without any real context.
    • It was simply beautiful, with its streaming trail behind it, against a pitch-black sky.
    • 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.
    • Police are on the trail of a serial flasher who has been spotted at least four times in the past month exposing himself to women in the area.
    • Police are now on the trail of the elusive Mr X, who they believe has just collected a large consignment of the drug.
    • Two white trails of smoke raced towards the first truck.
    • His breathing was quick and huffing, as if he'd just ran 4000 miles, and a small trail of blood trailed from his open mouth.
    • London plainclothes police were on the trail of a suspected member of a terror network when he bolted in a subway.
    • They were always scavenging for the latest hint of gossip as if they were ravenous animals on the trail of a wounded deer.
    • Hitler may not have left a paper trail of evidence behind him but his culpability could scarcely be more self-evident.
    • One arrest made, and London investigators are said to be hot on the trail of others who may have taken part in the bust.
    • We'll never know because electronic voting machine don't leave an audit trail.
    • Walking tractors sputter amongst the street traffic, producing a trail of black smoke.
    • The earlier DNA sample had been taken from a trail of blood left behind when he cut himself smashing the cash office window.
    • In earlier models of illness, disease was mobile, a sum of the trail of symptoms that marked its passage through the inside and outside of the body.
    • She was found out by the trail of blood that led to her house.
    • Giggling I walked down the stairs following the rose petal trail, which led in to the ballroom.
    • Alexander does it on foot, following meandering game trails and tracking the animals.
    • Just as I reached the bottom stop I saw a trail of thin smoke wander into one of the rooms.
    • I spotted trails of blood the glass had caused, but ignored them.
    • Ironically, police were put on the trail of the bombers when a relative of one of them reported him missing.
    • The attackers fled leaving a trail of blood and two baseball caps behind them.
    • A thin trail of black feathers drifted down from above.
    • I woke in the morning to find the fire reduced to a thin trail of smoke, drifting lazily into the blue sky.
    • Thousands of tiny trails of smoke arced and corkscrewed high into the air and fell back to earth as smoking and glowing debris was hurled away from the mass of flames.
    • From there they track back to their colony, leaving a scent trail to follow back to the food source.
    • I listened to the hiss of his skis, watching him disappear in a vapor trail of white smoke.
    • Leaving a trail of devastation behind him, a disgruntled store owner rampaged through a small Colorado town smashing buildings and cars with a makeshift armoured bulldozer.
    • The suspicions of her daughter led police back on the trail of the evil doctor and the will became the first concrete piece of evidence against him.
    • And he was sure that he was just starting to see the thin trails of smoke from his community's cook-fires.
    • The winds also left a trail of destruction across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.
    • Police are on the trail of the ‘landlord’ who was nowhere to be found when the evictions were carried out.
    • When they fly past leaving behind smoke trails representing the Tricolour, they inspire patriotism and pride among the audience.
    • In a drag hunt, a field master leads a team on horseback, guided by foxhounds on the trail of an animal scent.
    • The floor and most of the counters were blanketed in a thick snowdrift of flour, marked with trails of footprints where they had walked through it.
    • Thin trails of smoke curled from its nostrils as it breathed, asleep.
    • On the doorknob was a bloody hand print, there was also a trail of drag marks lagging behind it.
    • Gardeners are near the end of their tether because of youngsters rampaging through their allotment, leaving a trail of devastation behind them.
    • I'm not saying it's impossible that we would have found something, got lucky, and been able to get on the trail of one or more of the hijackers.
    • He approached the door, the whole time leaving a trail of mudded footprints behind him.
    • Police are on the trail of a burglar who has been plaguing homes in a Southampton suburb.
    • While keeping her face down she kept on the trail of the guy who she was originally following.
    • But the man she loved was gone, leaving behind a trail of blood.
    • The object had a trail of very thin plasma coming up off of it and coming down below it giving it a shape like a bulbous ice sickle.
    • It took him an hour to crawl to the door leaving a trail of sweat and blood smears behind him.
    • What has emerged is that the police were on the trail of those who helped the suicide bombers very fast.
    • 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.
    • Bombers did not usually create a vapour trail below 25,000 feet.
    • Police are on the trail of a young woman who cashed dozens of cheques from the 86-year-old over a six-month period.
    • It grew bigger and bigger until he could see the trail of smoke behind it.
    • Tracking and discovering the trail of mathematical footprints is both fascinating and rewarding.
    • Only a thin trail of Ed's bubbles betrays the fact that he is now deep beneath the coral.
    • Driving home earlier today there were about five or six visible vapour trails in the sky.
    • He's on the trail of insurance fraud, and neighborhoods like Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach are good places to hunt for it.
    • A thin trail of smoke trailed from the mouths of the Satyr and Medusa.
    • A trail of blood, glass and displaced dust marked his passage through the unused building.
    • As the fires and pumps began to burn off the remaining water within him, a thin trail of smoke exited his nostrils.
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    sendero masculine
    senda feminine
    scenic trail sendero panorámico masculine
    • to be on the victory trail ir camino de la victoria
    • to be on the campaign trail estar en la campaña electoral
    • to blaze a trail abrir brecha
    • He saw the soldiers climbing slowly down a steep, rocky trail.
    • He mind still raced as she came up the long dirt trail in the woods.
    • The narrow trail meandered slightly downhill, eventually opening to a small deserted beach.
    • I cut across Frick Park on a short series of icy trails and met the group at their house.
    • The 11 travelers speed north on dusty trails running through farmland.
    • Many hiking trails were opened up by the Aborigines, chiefly for hunting purposes.
    • There are no roads, only narrow trails leading to it.
    • With that confidence, I started exercising on a walking trail near my home.
    • Only a narrow winding trail led to the outside world.
    • 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.
    • All trails are marked and maps can be purchased from local shops.
    • There are marked trails all around the mountains, on the ridgelines and down into the valley floors.
    • The trails are marked with numbers and posts with colored tape.
    • By looking at the maps, one is supposed to be able to tell how steep mountain trails are.
    • But the disbanded group pledged money to sponsor the leaflets and pay for the signs for the trail.
    • The cairns marking the trail looked like early Christian crosses.
    • Among the wilderness and the lakes of the wooded estate lies a sculpture trail, a series of 200 pieces of modern art.
    • Do not try to hike a rocky trail in your tennis shoes.
    • The cross-country ski trails are just that - with virtually no warming lodges, ski lessons, or rental equipment.
    • There was no road here, only a trail of beaten earth, and his horse's hooves fell with a dull, muffled sound.

transitive verb

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    (rope/towel) arrastrar
    she sat in the boat, trailing her fingers through the water iba en el bote, dejando que sus dedos dibujaran surcos en el agua
  • 2

    they trailed mud all over the house dejaron toda la casa llena de barro a su paso
  • 3

    (person/animal/vehicle) seguir la pista de
    (animal/person/vehicle) seguirle la pista a
    (person/animal/vehicle) rastrear
    he was being trailed by a detective un detective le seguía la pista
  • 4

    (lag behind)
    (leader/opponent) ir a la zaga de
    we trailed them by six points nos llevaban seis puntos de ventaja

intransitive verb

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    her skirt was trailing on the floor iba arrastrando la falda por el suelo
    • a long, trailing dress un vestido largo, con cola
  • 2

    (move in stream)
    smoke trailed from the car salía humo del coche
  • 3

    (lag behind)
    (contender/team) ir a la zaga
    he trailed behind in the early part of the race en la primera parte de la carrera iba rezagado / a la zaga
  • 4

    (walk wearily)
    we trailed around town all morning pateamos toda la mañana por el centro informal
    • we trailed back home again nos volvimos a casa desanimados

    andar con paso cansino, con desánimo etc

  • 5

    (plant) trepar
  • 6

    (branches) colgar
  • 7trailing pres p

    (plant) trepador
    (branches) colgante