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Synonyms for tail

follow

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on someone's tail

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  • close behind someone
  • hard on someone's heels
  • following someone closely
  • tailing someone

turn tail

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Synonyms for tail

the hindmost part of something

something that follows or is drawn along behind

an agent assigned to observe and report on another

to keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

tail away: to grow or cause to grow gradually less

Synonyms for tail

the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

the time of the last part of something

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any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

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a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

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(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head

the rear part of a ship

remove or shorten the tail of an animal

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remove the stalk of fruits or berries

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30am on Sunday, September 17, 1944, they were being towed in a Horsa glider over Somerset towards Arnhem, when it is believed an explosion inside the glider broke the tail away from the fuselage which crashed in a field at Double Hills on the outskirts of Paulton village, ten miles south of Bristol.
We see teams coming into the league and some of them don't get to the second season because they start off like a house on fire and they tail away so they don't even make it at the end, but we see a definite levelling off.
But the introduction of Dave Anderson to the attack had a dramatic effect on the game - he took out the entire top order in a brilliant spell of 5-26 and then Lee Murray blew the tail away with 3-3 to hand Leadgate a 30-run win.
If there is any slender chance, it appears to be left to Boxing Day to produce something, when temperatures do tail away somewhat, but at the most it will be a dusting over the highlands of Scotland, or a flurry or two down the eastern side of the UK.
They want me to stay a little more straight (toward the plate) in my stride, which should make my fastball tail away from right-handed hitters more.