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  1. tail

    • IPA[teɪl]

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    • n.
      the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect;a slender backward prolongation of each hindwing in some butterflies.
    • v.
      follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret;follow
    • noun: tail, plural noun: tails

    • verb: tail, 3rd person present: tails, gerund or present participle: tailing, past tense: tailed, past participle: tailed

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect:

      the dog's tail began to wag frantically

    • 2. a slender backward prolongation of each hindwing in some butterflies.
    • 3. a thing resembling an animal's tail in its shape or position, typically extending downwards or outwards at the end of something:

      the tail of a capital

    • 4. the rear part of an aeroplane, with the tailplane and rudder:

      the fuselage tapers sharply towards the tail

    • 5. the lower or hanging part of a garment, especially the back of a shirt or coat:

      he wiped his hands on the tail of his grubby vest

      he stormed off, the tails of his jacket flapping behind him

    • 6. a tailcoat, or a man's formal evening suit with a tailcoat:

      the men looked debonair in white tie and tails

    • 7. the luminous trail of particles following a comet.
    • 8. the lower end of a pool or stream:

      shallow riffles and the tails of pools are prime feeding areas

    • 9. the exposed end of a slate or tile in a roof:

      the slates are dressed with the bevelled tail and edge characteristic of thick, square stone roofing

    • 10. an extremity of a curve approaching the horizontal axis of a graph, especially that of a frequency distribution.
    • 11. the end of a long train or line of people or vehicles:

      a catering truck at the tail of the convoy

    • 12. the final, more distant, or weaker part of something:

      the tail of a hurricane

    • 13. the end of the batting order, with the weakest batsmen:

      McDermott worked his way through the tail, finishing with ten wickets

    • 14. a person secretly following another to observe their movements:

      I can't put a tail on him, I don't know where he's gone

    • 15. a person's buttocks:

      the coach kicked Ryan in his tail

    • 16. a woman's genitals.
    • 17. women collectively regarded in sexual terms:

      I was getting worried that both of us would be chasing tail and getting into trouble for the rest of our lives

    • 18. the side of a coin without the image of a head on it (used when tossing a coin to determine a winner):

      the chances of heads and tails in the long run are equal

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret:

      a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over London

    • 2. follow:

      they went to their favourite cafe—Owen and Sally tailed along

    • 3. (of an object in flight) drift or curve in a particular direction:

      the next pitch tailed in on me at the last second

    • 4. remove the stalks or ends of (fruit or vegetables) in preparation for cooking.
    • 5. pull on the end of (a rope) after it has been wrapped round the drum of a winch a few times, in order to prevent slipping when the winch rotates.
    • 6. join (one thing) to another.
    • 7. provide with a tail:

      her calligraphy was topped by banners of black ink and tailed like the haunches of fabulous beasts

    • adj. having a tail of a specified kind:

    • a long-tailed lizard

      white-tailed eagles

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    • adj. having a tail of a specified kind:

    • a long-tailed lizard

      white-tailed eagles

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    • plural catkins from the hazel tree.

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    • n. a rope whip with nine knotted cords, formerly used (especially at sea) to flog offenders.

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    • n. a rope whip with nine knotted cords, formerly used (especially at sea) to flog offenders.

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    • I win whatever happens

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    • IPA[tāl]

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    • n.
      the hindmost part of an animal, especially when prolonged beyond the rest of the body, such as the flexible extension of the backbone in a vertebrate, the feathers at the hind end of a bird, or a terminal appendage in an insect:
    • the dog's tail began to wag frantically
    • v.
      follow and observe (someone) closely, especially in secret:
    • a flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over Paris

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    • n.
      limitation of ownership, especially of an estate or title limited to a person and their direct descendants:
    • the land was held in tail general

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    美式

    • n.
      limitation of ownership, especially of an estate or title limited to a person and their heirs:
    • the land was held in tail general

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