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/ trAk; trAk/ n 1 (usu pl ) line or series of marks left by a moving vehicle, person, animal, etc , , : `tyre tracks in the mud * We followed his tracks through the snow. . * fresh `bear tracks . 2 course taken by sth/sb (whether it can be seen or not) ; []: the track of a storm, comet, satellite * following in the track of earlier explorers . 3 path or rough road, esp one made by vehicles, people oranimals , : a muddytrack through the forest * `sheep tracks across the moor .4 (a) set of rails for trains : a single/doubletrack, ie one pair/two pairs of rails [] * The train left the track, ie was derailed. . (b) (US) railway platform : The train for Chicago is on track 9. 9.5 prepared course or circuit for racing : a`cycling/`running/`greyhound/`motor-racing track [//] * [attrib ] `trackracing . =>Usage at path path. 6 (a) sectionof a gramophone record : Her new album has two great tracks (eg songs) on it. . (b) channel of a recordingtape : [attrib ] a sixteen-tracktape recorder . (c) (computing ) section of a disk, etc in which information is stored . 7 continuous belt round the wheels of a bulldozer, tank, etc, on which it moves . 8 rail along which sth (eg a curtain or a cupboard door) is moved , , . 9 (idm ) cover one's tracks => cover1. from/on the wrong side of the tracks => wrong. hot on sb's tracks/trail => hot. in one's `tracks (infml ) where one is; suddenly ; ; : He fell dead in his tracks. . * Your question stopped him in his tracks, ie disconcerted him. . jump the rails/track => jump2. keep/lose track of sb/sth keep/fail to keep informed about sb/sth [][]: It's hard to keep track of (ie maintain contact with) all one's old school friends. . * lose track of time, ie forget what time it is . make `tracks (for...) (infml ) leave (for a place) : It's time we made tracks (for home). . off the beaten track => beat1. on the right/wrong `track thinking or acting in a correct/incorrect way []: We haven't found the solution yet, but I'm sure we're on the right track. , . on sb's track pursuing sb : The police are on the track of the gang. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:36
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track
v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (to sth) follow the track of sb/sth []: track a satellite, missile, etc using radar * The police tracked the terrorists to their hide-out. . * track an animal to its lair . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip] (cinema ) (of a camera) move along while filming : a tracking shot . 3 (phr v) track sb/sth down findsb/sth by searching []: track down an animal (to its lair) * I finally tracked down the reference in a dictionary of quotations. . tracker n person who tracks wild animals, etc . `tracker dog dog used for tracking criminals, etc .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:36
track
v 1 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (to sth) follow the track of sb/sth []: track a satellite, missile, etc using radar * The police tracked the terrorists to their hide-out. . * track an animal to its lair . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip] (cinema ) (of a camera) move along while filming : a tracking shot . 3 (phr v) track sb/sth down findsb/sth by searching []: track down an animal (to its lair) * I finally tracked down the reference in a dictionary of quotations. . tracker n person who tracks wild animals, etc . `tracker dog dog used for tracking criminals, etc .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:36

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