Meaning of TAIL in English


n. 25B6; noun

the dog's tail : brush, scut, dock; tailpiece, tail feathers; hindquarters.

the tail of the queue : REAR, end, back, extremity; bottom; Brit. informal fag end.

the tail of the hunting season : CLOSE, end, conclusion, tail end.

(informal) put a tail on that man : DETECTIVE, investigator, shadow; informal sleuth, private eye, tec; N. Amer. informal gumshoe.

caudal, cercal.

head, front, start.

25B6; verb (informal) the paparazzi tailed them : FOLLOW, shadow, stalk, trail, track, hunt, hound, dog, pursue, chase.

25A0; on someone's tail CLOSE BEHIND, following closely, (hard) on someone's heels.

25A0; tail off/away FADE, wane, ebb, dwindle, decrease, lessen, diminish, decline, subside, abate, drop off, peter out, taper off; let up, ease off, die away, die down, come to an end.

25A0; turn tail RUN AWAY, flee, bolt, make off, take to one's heels, cut and run, beat a (hasty) retreat; informal scram, scarper, skedaddle, vamoose.

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