tail

tail
tail [{{t}}teɪl]
1 noun
(a) (of animal) queue f;
{{}}figurative{{}} with one's tail between one's legs la queue basse, la queue entre les jambes;
to be on sb's tail suivre qn de près;
the detective was still on his tail le détective le filait toujours;
{{}}familiar{{}} the car was right on my tail la voiture me collait au derrière ou aux fesses;
to turn tail and run prendre ses jambes à son cou;
it's a case of the tail wagging the dog c'est le monde à l'envers;
the tail of the hostages is wagging the dog of foreign policy le problème des otages décide de la politique étrangère
(b) (of kite, comet, aircraft) queue f; (of musical note) queue f
(c) (of coat) basque f; (of dress) traîne f; (of shirt) pan m
(d) (end → of storm) queue f; (→ of procession) fin f, queue f; (→ of queue) bout m
(e) {{}}familiar{{}} (follower → police officer, detective) = personne qui file;
to put a tail on sb faire filer qn ;
we've got a tail quelqu'un nous file, nous sommes suivis
(f) {{}}familiar{{}} (buttocks) fesses fpl;
he worked his tail off il s'est vraiment décarcassé
(g) (UNCOUNT) {{}}very familiar{{}} a bit of tail (woman) une gonzesse;
he's looking for some tail il cherche une femme à se mettre sur le bout
2 transitive verb
(a) {{}}familiar{{}} (follow) filocher, filer le train à
(b) (animal) couper la queue à
3 tails
1 plural noun
{{}}familiar{{}} (tailcoat) queue f de pie
2 adverb
(of coin) it's tails! (c'est) pile!
►► {{}}Aviation{{}} tail assembly dérive f;
tail end (of storm, season, meeting, story) fin f; (of cloth) bout m; (of procession) queue f, fin f;
tail feather penne f;
{{}}Cars{{}} tail lamp feu m arrière;
{{}}American{{}} {{}}Cars{{}} tail pipe tuyau m d'échappement;
tail rotor (of helicopter) fenestron m;
{{}}Aviation{{}} tail section arrière m;
a seat in the tail section une place à l'arrière
tail along intransitive verb
suivre;
she tailed along behind or after us elle traînait derrière nous
tail away intransitive verb
(sound) s'affaiblir, décroître; (interest, enthusiasm, support) diminuer petit à petit; (book) se terminer en queue de poisson; (competitors in race) s'espacer;
his voice tailed slowly away peu à peu sa voix s'affaiblit
tail back intransitive verb
{{}}British{{}} (traffic) être arrêté, former un bouchon; (demonstration, runners) s'égrener, s'espacer;
the line of cars tailed back for 10 miles la file de voitures s'étendait sur 16 km
tail off intransitive verb
(quality) baisser; (numbers) diminuer, baisser; (voice) devenir inaudible; (story) se terminer en queue de poisson

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