Translation of trail in Spanish:

trail

huellas, n.

Pronunciation /treɪl//treɪl/

noun

  • 1

    (left by animal, person) huellas feminine
    (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
    • What has emerged is that the police were on the trail of those who helped the suicide bombers very fast.
    • Walking tractors sputter amongst the street traffic, producing a trail of black smoke.
    • Giggling I walked down the stairs following the rose petal trail, which led in to the ballroom.
    • The earlier DNA sample had been taken from a trail of blood left behind when he cut himself smashing the cash office window.
    • Police are on the trail of a burglar who has been plaguing homes in a Southampton suburb.
    • It was simply beautiful, with its streaming trail behind it, against a pitch-black sky.
    • A thin trail of black feathers drifted down from above.
    • 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.
    • Driving home earlier today there were about five or six visible vapour trails in the sky.
    • We'll never know because electronic voting machine don't leave an audit trail.
    • It took him an hour to crawl to the door leaving a trail of sweat and blood smears behind him.
    • London plainclothes police were on the trail of a suspected member of a terror network when he bolted in a subway.
    • A trail of blood, glass and displaced dust marked his passage through the unused building.
    • Gardeners are near the end of their tether because of youngsters rampaging through their allotment, leaving a trail of devastation behind them.
    • She was found out by the trail of blood that led to her house.
    • 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.
    • And he was sure that he was just starting to see the thin trails of smoke from his community's cook-fires.
    • It grew bigger and bigger until he could see the trail of smoke behind it.
    • Only a thin trail of Ed's bubbles betrays the fact that he is now deep beneath the coral.
    • Hitler may not have left a paper trail of evidence behind him but his culpability could scarcely be more self-evident.
    • The attackers fled leaving a trail of blood and two baseball caps behind them.
    • 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 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.
    • But the man she loved was gone, leaving behind a trail of blood.
    • 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.
    • I spotted trails of blood the glass had caused, but ignored them.
    • From there they track back to their colony, leaving a scent trail to follow back to the food source.
    • I woke in the morning to find the fire reduced to a thin trail of smoke, drifting lazily into the blue sky.
    • Just as I reached the bottom stop I saw a trail of thin smoke wander into one of the rooms.
    • Seth grew absolutely still as she stomped off, blood marking her trail in tiny drops.
    • Bombers did not usually create a vapour trail below 25,000 feet.
    • I listened to the hiss of his skis, watching him disappear in a vapor trail of white smoke.
    • Police are now on the trail of the elusive Mr X, who they believe has just collected a large consignment of the drug.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Police are on the trail of the ‘landlord’ who was nowhere to be found when the evictions were carried out.
    • A thin trail of smoke trailed from the mouths of the Satyr and Medusa.
    • Tracking and discovering the trail of mathematical footprints is both fascinating and rewarding.
    • 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.
    • They were always scavenging for the latest hint of gossip as if they were ravenous animals on the trail of a wounded deer.
    • On the doorknob was a bloody hand print, there was also a trail of drag marks lagging behind it.
    • He approached the door, the whole time leaving a trail of mudded footprints behind him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • As the fires and pumps began to burn off the remaining water within him, a thin trail of smoke exited his nostrils.
    • 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.
    • Following her world-record achievement, Gillian is now on the trail of European glory and we wish her further success.
    • When they fly past leaving behind smoke trails representing the Tricolour, they inspire patriotism and pride among the audience.
    • While keeping her face down she kept on the trail of the guy who she was originally following.
    • He's on the trail of insurance fraud, and neighborhoods like Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach are good places to hunt for it.
    • The winds also left a trail of destruction across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.
    • One arrest made, and London investigators are said to be hot on the trail of others who may have taken part in the bust.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The place where the terrorists executed the men on the first day is still marked by trails of dry blood.
    • Two white trails of smoke raced towards the first truck.
    • Police are on the trail of a young woman who cashed dozens of cheques from the 86-year-old over a six-month period.
    • Thin trails of smoke curled from its nostrils as it breathed, asleep.
    • Ironically, police were put on the trail of the bombers when a relative of one of them reported him missing.
  • 2

    (path)
    sendero masculine
    senda feminine
    scenic trail sendero panorámico masculine
    • to be on the victory trail ir camino de la victoria
    • to blaze a trail abrir brecha
    • The narrow trail meandered slightly downhill, eventually opening to a small deserted beach.
    • 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 trails are marked with numbers and posts with colored tape.
    • Only a narrow winding trail led to the outside world.
    • With that confidence, I started exercising on a walking trail near my home.
    • 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.
    • I cut across Frick Park on a short series of icy trails and met the group at their house.
    • All trails are marked and maps can be purchased from local shops.
    • Among the wilderness and the lakes of the wooded estate lies a sculpture trail, a series of 200 pieces of modern art.
    • The 11 travelers speed north on dusty trails running through farmland.
    • Many hiking trails were opened up by the Aborigines, chiefly for hunting purposes.
    • The cairns marking the trail looked like early Christian crosses.
    • But the disbanded group pledged money to sponsor the leaflets and pay for the signs for the trail.
    • 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.
    • By looking at the maps, one is supposed to be able to tell how steep mountain trails are.
    • There are no roads, only narrow trails leading to it.
    • Do not try to hike a rocky trail in your tennis shoes.
    • There are marked trails all around the mountains, on the ridgelines and down into the valley floors.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(drag)

      (towel/rope) 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
      • Obviously harassed, the young woman walked off, the man still talking in the same vein, trailing along behind her.
      • She trailed her finger along a row of dusty books until she found the year she was looking for.
      • I wandered along the aisles, trailing my fingers along the spines of the books.
      • Pat trailed his hand along a wall until he felt a door, then pounded on it.
      • Evette trailed her fingers along the harsh brick walls.
      • I trailed a hand along the brick of the wall as I turned a sharp corner and ran right into Sadie, who had halted abruptly.
      • I sighed as Pitcher waddled along, trailing slightly behind the others sometimes rushing to catch them up.
      • Suddenly we both notice Buster, a Bullmastiff friend sniffing along with its owner trailing along behind.
      • He bent over and trailed his sharp teeth along her collarbone.
      • By then his cousins were trailing grumpily along behind him.
      • Just then, she heard his footsteps trailing along behind her and sighed in disappointment.
      • I slowed down to a dawdle and left my property, trailing my fingertips along the white picket fence next door.
      • She stood up from the table, trailing her finger along the dust that had accumulated on the kitchen counter.
      • Sharp and oddly foreboding, the black iron of the fence rang softly against my hand as I trailed it along, headstones passing by on the other side.
      • Catherine trailed her index finger along the row of books, quickly tripping past the ones she didn't want.
      • He took a brave step forward, his robe trailing behind him, and the men holding the knife spoke to him in a foreign language.
      • Nathan reached out and trailed his thumb along her jaw.
      • Alternately, it doesn't hurt to find someone smoking tea-leaves and trail along behind them.
      • She meandered her way through the crowd with her companion trailing along behind her.
      • Instead he just gently trailed his finger along her check, his brown eyes staring at the wall in front of them.

    • 1.2(deposit)

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

  • 2

    • 2.1(follow)

      (person/vehicle/animal) seguir la pista de
      (animal/person/vehicle) seguirle la pista a
      (vehicle/person/animal) rastrear
      he was being trailed by a detective un detective le seguía la pista
      • When winter approaches in September and October, the sheep are trailed on horseback from the mountain pastures down to the road.
      • His footfalls were hidden under the oppressive bang of gunfire and bullets trailed him like a shadow.
      • I had to watch for people trailing me in the halls.
      • 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.
      • The first one grabbed him and carried him off into the darkness with the second one trailing him from behind.
      • The mini fox terrier had trailed him to the Control Room.
      • No murders or missing persons, though, because more than 90 per cent of his work was trailing wives or husbands suspected of having an affair.
      • There was no way that the person or creature that was trailing me could get it from me now that it was mine.
      • She was always trailed by her media people, and they were quick to keep her on point.
      • He would sweep into a room, working a cigarette in his fingers, and people would trail him like pilot fish.
      • Morton began trailing him and ducking behind shop windows with Catherine when the man turned around.
      • Watch for additional animals if you see one; a male may be pursuing a mate, and youngsters may be trailing their mother.
      • Julius cautiously trailed him and the others hesitantly followed.
      • In the end she had no choice but have them follow her because they trailed her.
      • When I was younger I'd been a good hunter and could trail a rabbit easily.
      • The lion can live with the wild dogs to hunt together because the lion is not afraid of being attacked by the wild dogs and he can afford to let them trail him and pick up some scraps to eat.
      • He winked at Maddy as the bell rang and sauntered down the hall with many girls trailing him like a dog.
      • We walked through the village to another craftsman's house, a Pied Piper tail of children trailing us.
      • Kate was drawn magnetically to follow, and trailed him through the door into the dark hallway.

    • 2.2(lag behind)

      (leader/opponent) ir a la zaga de
      we trailed them by six points nos llevaban seis puntos de ventaja
      • There should always be a sense of urgency whether we are trailing behind our opponents or even leading by 50 points.
      • It came down to the end of the game and we were trailing by one point.
      • Indeed, until the last quarter of an hour it was still anybody's game as York trailed by just six points.
      • So, going into the fourth, the selected opponent was still trailing the house favourite.
      • As the two of us ran around the quarter-mile track, I slightly trailed Bruce.
      • And this time, they consistently supported the national shuttlers, irrespective of whether they were leading or trailing their opponents.
      • The Texans trailed most of the game and were being pushed around by an obviously superior team, but they refused to give up, kept their heads right with ball and nearly pulled off the upset.
      • His opponents included two State players and during one game trailed 1-12 before clawing his way back to win 21-15.
      • This seemed to set the tone for the Warriors as they never trailed in the game, coming out on the winning end of a 79-74 final score.
      • The 33-year-old, who has never trailed in the championship, managed to let a five hole lead slip to only one with four holes to go.
      • The 49ers have trailed in every game this season.
      • They finished 90th in the nation in passing offense, a devastating number for a team that often trailed big early in games.
      • They came here trailing by two games, won three and left with a one-game lead.
      • They have been beatable in every game, trailing in the fourth quarter at home against Golden State and Washington.
      • 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.
      • The race began and very soon our horse was trailing the leaders, all the way towards (I think) the last fence when there was a tremendous pile-up.
      • After the Chicago game, the Lakers had trailed or been tied entering the fourth quarter seven times this season and had lost all seven games.
      • With 17 minutes left in the game, we trailed by 22 points.
      • France also went close to losing after spending most of the game trailing Scotland and being jeered by its own fans at Stade de France.
      • We trailed early in the contest, 5-2, going into the bottom of the second.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(drag)

      arrastrar
      her skirt was trailing on the floor la falda le arrastraba por el suelo
      • a long, trailing dress un vestido largo, con cola

    • 1.2(move in stream)

      smoke trailed from the car salía humo del coche

  • 2

    • 2.1(lag behind)

      (team/contender) 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

    • 2.2(walk wearily)

      andar con paso cansino, con desánimo etc
      we trailed around town all morning pateamos toda la mañana por el centro informal
      • we trailed back home again nos volvimos a casa desanimados
      • She pushed the door open and walked in, Ally trailing after her.
      • John soon joined her, bags over his shoulder, his horse trailing slowly behind of his own volition.
      • He slowly trailed down the halls in attempt to reach his room, while his mother found various objects to hit him with.
      • Her friend, Mary was trailing slowly behind her, her face filled with reluctance.
      • With hesitant motions, she opened the door of the shop and walked in, with Valarie trailing behind.
      • He kept in front while his cousin trailed behind to walk beside me, her gaze shifting every so often to me when she thought I didn't notice or wasn't looking.
      • Christopher and I trailed behind, walking perhaps too close to one another as to cherish every time our shoulders touched, or our elbows bumped together.
      • Susan took his arm and allowed him to lead her inside while Kathy trailed slowly behind them; wondering what the day was to bring.
      • Seb slowly walked over with the other boy trailing behind him, a slight smirk decorating his face.
      • Gabrielle trailed behind the other two and walked slowly into the room and looked at Heather.
      • A friend remembers seeing a mother doing her weekly shop with a three-year-old trailing behind her, dressed as a Teletubby.
      • Donnie promptly looked at Steven, and then began moving up the stairs with Steven trailing wearily behind.
      • Kevin said goodbye to Samantha and walked off trailing behind Martin.
      • Ethan was still reading as he walked, trailing behind Jake who was ignoring his presence.
      • I trailed wearily behind the group, just wanting to get inside.
      • They went upstairs, Jenine and Geri carrying their overnight and school bags with them, and Sasha trailing slowly after them, her hands over her face.
      • He rose to his feet, slowly trailing behind the stern headmaster.

  • 3

    • 3.1(extend)

      (plant) trepar
      • Plant one or maybe two in each front corner of your window box, placing them fairly close to the outer edge for trailing.
      • After pruning, allow each season's new canes to trail on the ground, where they won't crowd fruiting canes.
      • Place cascading plants such as lobelia and petunias in the front to trail off the bed.
      • A large glass flute filled with gel was next and David arranged into this kangaroo paws, palm leaves, asparagus fern, and green amaranthus trailing over the edge.
      • She filled the removable saucer with garden soil and added her favorite succulent plants and trailing sedum.
      • Vines trailing overhead and pot plants against the whitewashed walls add a Mediterranean feel.
      • Unless you have a particularly handsome window box, plant something that trails at the front.
      • He has been growing his own grapes for over ten years, with vines trailing through a sunny shed in a garden full of blackberry and gooseberry trees.
      • I sailed on towards Wellington Harbour 70 miles away, saved only by the branches of a willow tree trailing mercifully within arm's reach.
      • Trellised tomatoes are also easier to protect from pests than plants that trail on the ground.
      • The decor includes murals of rainforests, interesting watercolour-and-ink paintings and live vines trailing from the ceiling.
      • For a bit of added interest and color, plant a few bright colored impatiens mixed with English ivy to trail over the edges of your hosta containers.
      • These adorable little flowers hang brightly from lancelike leafy stems that often trail from 1 to 2 feet in length.
      • Supported plants are also easier to protect from pests than plants trailing on the ground.
      • Stack the hollow types to the desired height, then plant trailing herbs in the ‘hollows.’
      • It started life in a terracotta pot but grew too long and trailed on the ground.
      • Further, trailing fuchsias are superb plants for hanging containers.
      • What it does bring is chaos, long waits on hot buses and people who think it is safe to drive with a yucca plant and trailing ivy hanging out of their back windows.

    • 3.2(droop)

      (branches) colgar

    • 3.3trailing present participle

      (plant) trepador
      (branches) colgante