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spoor

 (spo͝or)
n.
1. The track or trail of an animal or person.
2. The footprints or other signs left by an animal or person, considered as a group: found fresh spoor.
tr.v. spoored, spoor·ing, spoors
To track (an animal or person) by following the spoor.

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch; see sperə- in Indo-European roots.]

spoor

(spʊə; spɔː)
n
(Hunting) the trail of an animal or person, esp as discernible to the human eye
vb
(Hunting) to track (an animal) by following its trail
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch spor; related to Old English spor track, Old High German spor; see spur]
ˈspoorer n

spoor

(spʊər, spɔr, spoʊr)

n.
1. a track or trail, esp. of a wild animal.
v.t.
2. to track by a spoor.
v.i.
3. to track an animal by a spoor.
[1815–25; < Afrikaans spoor < Dutch]

spoor


Past participle: spoored
Gerund: spooring

Imperative
spoor
spoor
Present
I spoor
you spoor
he/she/it spoors
we spoor
you spoor
they spoor
Preterite
I spoored
you spoored
he/she/it spoored
we spoored
you spoored
they spoored
Present Continuous
I am spooring
you are spooring
he/she/it is spooring
we are spooring
you are spooring
they are spooring
Present Perfect
I have spoored
you have spoored
he/she/it has spoored
we have spoored
you have spoored
they have spoored
Past Continuous
I was spooring
you were spooring
he/she/it was spooring
we were spooring
you were spooring
they were spooring
Past Perfect
I had spoored
you had spoored
he/she/it had spoored
we had spoored
you had spoored
they had spoored
Future
I will spoor
you will spoor
he/she/it will spoor
we will spoor
you will spoor
they will spoor
Future Perfect
I will have spoored
you will have spoored
he/she/it will have spoored
we will have spoored
you will have spoored
they will have spoored
Future Continuous
I will be spooring
you will be spooring
he/she/it will be spooring
we will be spooring
you will be spooring
they will be spooring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spooring
you have been spooring
he/she/it has been spooring
we have been spooring
you have been spooring
they have been spooring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spooring
you will have been spooring
he/she/it will have been spooring
we will have been spooring
you will have been spooring
they will have been spooring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spooring
you had been spooring
he/she/it had been spooring
we had been spooring
you had been spooring
they had been spooring
Conditional
I would spoor
you would spoor
he/she/it would spoor
we would spoor
you would spoor
they would spoor
Past Conditional
I would have spoored
you would have spoored
he/she/it would have spoored
we would have spoored
you would have spoored
they would have spoored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoor - the trail left by a person or an animal; what the hunter follows in pursuing game; "the hounds followed the fox's spoor"
trail - a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

spoor

noun
Evidence of passage left along a course followed by a hunted animal or fugitive:
Translations

spoor

[spʊəʳ] Npista f, rastro m

spoor

[ˈspʊər] n [animal] → traces fpl

spoor

[spʊəʳ] ntraccia, pista
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The cold, early morning hours of our second day were spent spooring shallow pans for buffalo, but only single dagga boy visits were observed, so we decided not to pursue them because of time and more importantly the probability that the bull would not be desirable.
The entire evening was spent spooring the lone bull before darkness curtailed our efforts.
We were spooring six bachelor bulls before sunup on day four.