Definition of tail verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tail

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//teɪl//
     
    tail somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tail
     
    he / she / it tails
     
    past simple tailed
     
    -ing form tailing
     
     
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  1. 1to follow someone closely, especially in order to watch where they go and what they do synonym shadow
  2. 2 A private detective had been tailing them for several weeks.
  3. Phrasal Verbstail off
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tail