trail
noun.
a track or mark left by something that has passed
there as a trail of blood|a tear left its trail on her cheek
noun.
a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
noun.
evidence pointing to a possible solution
the police are following a promising lead|the trail led straight to the perpetrator
Synonym: lead, track
verb.
to lag or linger behind
But in so many other areas we still are dragging
verb.
go after with the intent to catch
The policeman chased the mugger down the alley|the dog chased the rabbit
verb.
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
John trailed behind his class mates|The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart
Synonym: shack
verb.
hang down so as to drag along the ground
The bride's veiled trailed along the ground
verb.
drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
The toddler was trailing his pants|She trained her long scarf behind her
Synonym: train