What does tailing mean?

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ˈteɪ lɪŋtail·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shadowing, tailing(noun)

    the act of following someone secretly


  1. tailing(Noun)

    the act of following someone

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tailing(noun)

    the part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall

  2. Tailing(noun)

    same as Tail, n., 8 (a)

  3. Tailing(noun)

    sexual intercourse

  4. Tailing(noun)

    the lighter parts of grain separated from the seed threshing and winnowing; chaff

  5. Tailing(noun)

    the refuse part of stamped ore, thrown behind the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus. It is dressed over again to secure whatever metal may exist in it. Called also tails

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  1. tailing


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tailing in a Sentence

  1. Ada Kong:

    Nowadays, most risks from tailing ponds have been brought to the attention of regulatory bodies, yet tailing ponds and dams are ticking bombs due to their sheer volume, and the challenge to local authorities is still significant.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    It is concerning that when I wrote to the FBI and Department of Justice, they never told me about the fact that they had some FBI asset, whether it was an agent or informant, tailing Soofi and Simpson, why didn’t they intervene? As a member of the Senate oversight committee, I think these agencies should be honest when we actually ask them the questions. But it begs the question, what was the FBI doing in Garland, and why wasn’t the agency direct with me when we first started writing letters about this back in 2015?

  3. Evan Lucas:

    Though we a down there was an expectation we could be down quite substantially today.. .on the back of U.S. markets getting an absolute tailing on Friday night, Nasdaq absolutely plummeted.

  4. Abdul Aziz Jaafar:

    We have found the vessel and RMAF, MMEA and RAAF aircraft are tailing it from the air.

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