English version

tail back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtail back phrasal verbBritish EnglishTTC if traffic tails back, a long line of cars forms, for example because the road is blocked tail→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tail backTraffic tailed back for twelve miles.Traffic tailed back fourteen miles after police were forced to close the inside lane of the northbound carriageway.
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Verb table
tail
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytail
he, she, ittails
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytailed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tailed
he, she, ithas tailed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tailed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tail
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tailed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tailing
he, she, itis tailing
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you, we, theyare tailing
Past
I, he, she, itwas tailing
you, we, theywere tailing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tailing
he, she, ithas been tailing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tailing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tailing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tailing
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