tail

tail
teil
1. noun
1) (the part of an animal, bird or fish that sticks out behind the rest of its body: The dog wagged its tail; A fish swims by moving its tail.) cola
2) (anything which has a similar function or position: the tail of an aeroplane/comet.) cola

2. verb
(to follow closely: The detectives tailed the thief to the station.) pisarle los talones a alguien, seguir a alguien, seguir de cerca
- tails
3. interjection
(a call showing that a person has chosen that side of the coin when tossing a coin to make a decision etc.) cruz
- tail-light
- tail wind
- tail off

tail n cola / rabo
tail
tr[teɪl]
noun
1 (gen) cola; (of some four-legged animals) cola, rabo
2 (of plane, kite, comet) cola; (of shirt, coat) faldón nombre masculino
3 (pursuer) perseguidor,-ra
transitive verb
1 seguir de cerca
plural noun tails
1 (of coin) cruz f sing
1 (suit) frac nombre masculino
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to be on somebody's tail pisarle los talones a alguien
to have one's tail between one's legs tener el rabo entre las piernas
to turn tail huir
tail wind viento de cola
tail ['teɪl] vt
follow: seguir de cerca, pegarse
tail n
1) : cola f, rabo m (de un animal)
2) : cola f, parte f posterior
a comet's tail: la cola de un cometa
3) tails npl
: cruz f (de una moneda)
heads or tails: cara o cruz
tail
n.
cola s.f.
faldón s.m.
frac s.m.
rabo s.m.
trenza s.f.
v.
seguir de cerca v.

I teɪl
noun
1)
a) (of horse, fish, bird) cola f; (of dog, pig) rabo m, cola f

to be on somebody's tail — pisarle los talones a algn, seguir* a algn de cerca

to turn tail — poner* pies en polvorosa

with one's tail between one's legs — con el rabo entre las piernas, con la cola entre las patas (Méx)

b) (buttocks) (colloq) trasero m (fam), cola f (AmL fam), pompis m (Esp fam)
2) (of plane, comet, kite) cola f; (of shirt, coat) faldón m; see also tails 1)
3) (pursuer) (colloq)

to put a tail on somebody — hacer* seguir a algn


II
transitive verb (follow) \<\<suspect\>\> seguir*
Phrasal Verbs:
[teɪl]
1. N
1) [of bird, horse, fish, plane] cola f; [of dog, bull, ox] cola f, rabo m; [of comet] cabellera f, cola f; [of shirt] faldón m; [of procession] cola f, tramo m final; (=loose end) cabo m; [of hair] mechón m
- turn tail
2) tails (=coat) frac msing ; [of coin] cruz fsing

heads or tails — cara o cruz

tails you lose — si sale cruz pierdes

3) ** (=buttocks) trasero m

to work one's tail off — sudar tinta *

4) (=person following) sombra f

to put a tail on sb — hacer seguir a algn

5) (US) *** (=girls) tipas * fpl, tías fpl (Sp) *

a piece of tail — una tipa *, una tía (Sp) *

2.
VT (=follow) seguirle la pista a; top I, 4., 4)
3.
CPD

tail end N[of procession, queue] cola f, tramo m final; (fig) [of party, storm] final m

at the tail end of the summer — en los últimos días del verano

tail section N[of aeroplane] sección f de cola

* * *

I [teɪl]
noun
1)
a) (of horse, fish, bird) cola f; (of dog, pig) rabo m, cola f

to be on somebody's tail — pisarle los talones a algn, seguir* a algn de cerca

to turn tail — poner* pies en polvorosa

with one's tail between one's legs — con el rabo entre las piernas, con la cola entre las patas (Méx)

b) (buttocks) (colloq) trasero m (fam), cola f (AmL fam), pompis m (Esp fam)
2) (of plane, comet, kite) cola f; (of shirt, coat) faldón m; see also tails 1)
3) (pursuer) (colloq)

to put a tail on somebody — hacer* seguir a algn


II
transitive verb (follow) \<\<suspect\>\> seguir*
Phrasal Verbs:

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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