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/ ˈtreɪlɪŋ /


  1. (of a plant) having a long stem which spreads over the ground or hangs loosely

    trailing ivy

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Trailing only the economy, education and classroom issues dominated thinking among voters nationwide.

Braley is trailing Republican Joni Ernst by a slight margin heading into Election Day.

As a result, a candidate once expected to cruise to victory has been consistently trailing by a small margin in recent polls.

But after pulling ahead of Nunn in September, three recent polls have shown Perdue tying or trailing her.

Polls show a very close race, with Udall slightly trailing Republican Cory Gardner.

Truly the flag of Britain was trailing in the mire, or these men would not have dared to address him in that fashion.

Let the folds be adorned with leaves and branches fastened to them, while a trailing wreath covers the gay-decked gates.

The captain's white gig having been manned, he seated himself in the stern sheets, a large flag trailing in the water behind him.

Plenty Buffalo, skilled in trailing, had not hesitated to announce that the tracks were those of Indian ponies.

But he'd been trailing McFann for bootlegging and was pretty sure Jim was riding a horse with a broken shoe.


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