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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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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

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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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References in periodicals archive ?
When he feels the distinct tick-tick of a larger sunfish, or a bonus predator, he hesitates momentarily, feels for the resistance of a held bait, then sweeps the rod back lightly, which is enough to set hooks or pull the tail away from a smaller fish.
Ian Holloway teams always appear to performaboveexpectation when he takes over and then their form has tendency to tail away.
Perfect heat sealing of the film tail away from the product, also ensures no loose tails of film trail from the load after wrapping, and makes a good presentation.
Wolves were in the top two for a large part of the season, only to tail away right at the end by winning just twice in the last nine league games.
But rather than tail away, Collingwood and Shah kept the tempo up with clever cricket rather than bludgeoning the ball.
The Bees had a late sting in their tail away at Westcombe Park to secure a crucial bonus point victory to the relief of assistant head coach Eugene Martin.