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track

 (trăk)
n.
1.
a. A mark or succession of marks left by something that has passed.
b. A path, route, or course indicated by such marks: an old wagon track through the mountains.
2. A path along which something moves; a course: following the track of an airplane on radar.
3.
a. A course of action; a method of proceeding: on the right track for solving the puzzle.
b. An intended or proper course: putting a stalled project back on track.
4. A succession of ideas; a train of thought.
5. Awareness of something occurring or passing: keeping track of the score; lost all track of time.
6. Sports
a. A course laid out for running or racing.
b. Athletic competition on such a course; track events.
c. Track and field.
7. A rail or set of parallel rails upon which railroad cars or other vehicles run.
8. tracks The boundary, formerly often delineated by train tracks, that separates two neighborhoods of different social class: grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.
9. Either of the continuous metal belts with which vehicles such as bulldozers and tanks move over the ground.
10. A metal groove or ridge that holds, guides, and reduces friction for a moving device or apparatus.
11. Any of several courses of study to which students are assigned according to ability, achievement, or needs: academic, vocational, and general tracks.
12.
a. A distinct path, as along a length of film or magnetic tape, on which sound, images, or other information is recorded.
b. A distinct selection from an audio or video recording, usually containing an individual work or part of a larger work: the title track of an album.
c. One of two or more separate recordings that are combined so as to be replayed simultaneously, as in stereophonic sound reproduction: mixed the vocal track and instrumental track.
13. Computers
a. One of the concentric magnetic rings that form the separate data storage areas on a floppy disk or a hard disk.
b. A set of digital data encoded consecutively on an optical disc.
14. tracks Slang Needle marks on the skin from multiple intravenous injections, considered an indication of habitual drug use.
v. tracked, track·ing, tracks
v.tr.
1. To follow the tracks of; trail: tracking game through the forest.
2.
a. To leave marks made of (dirt or mud, for example) on a surface: The dog tracked mud on the rug.
b. To leave marks on (a floor, for example) when moving or traversing: You're tracking up my nice clean floor!
3.
a. To observe or monitor the course of (an aircraft, for example), as by radar.
b. To observe the progress of; follow: tracking the company's performance daily.
c. To determine or discover the location or origin of: tracked the money to an offshore account.
4. To equip with a track.
5. To assign (a student) to a curricular track.
v.intr.
1. To follow a course; travel: The storm is tracking up the coast.
2.
a. To keep a constant distance apart. Used of a pair of wheels.
b. To be in alignment: The gears are not tracking properly.
3.
a. To follow the undulations in the groove of a phonograph record. Used of a needle.
b. To move across magnetic heads. Used of magnetic tape.
4. To move in relation to a subject being filmed. Used of a camera or camera crew.
Phrasal Verb:
track down
To pursue until found or captured: tracked him down at the pub.
Idiom:
in (one's) tracks
Exactly where one is standing: stopped him right in his tracks.

[Middle English trak, from Old French trac, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

track′a·ble adj.
track′er n.

track

(træk)
n
1. the mark or trail left by something that has passed by: the track of an animal.
2. any road or path affording passage, esp a rough one
3. (Railways) a rail or pair of parallel rails on which a vehicle, such as a locomotive, runs, esp the rails together with the sleepers, ballast, etc, on a railway
4. a course of action, thought, etc: don't start on that track again!.
5. a line of motion or travel, such as flight
6. (Automotive Engineering) an endless jointed metal band driven by the wheels of a vehicle such as a tank or tractor to enable it to move across rough or muddy ground
7. (General Physics) physics the path of a particle of ionizing radiation as observed in a cloud chamber, bubble chamber, or photographic emulsion
8. (Athletics (Track & Field))
a. a course for running or racing
b. (as modifier): track events.
9. (Athletics (Track & Field))
a. sports performed on a track
b. track and field events as a whole
10. (Electronics) a path on a magnetic recording medium, esp magnetic tape, on which information, such as music or speech, from a single input channel is recorded
11. (Electronics) any of a number of separate sections in the recording on a record, CD, or cassette
12. (Electronics) a metal path that makes the interconnections on an integrated circuit
13. (Automotive Engineering) the distance between the points of contact with the ground of a pair of wheels, such as the front wheels of a motor vehicle or the paired wheels of an aircraft undercarriage
14. (Aeronautics) a hypothetical trace made on the surface of the earth by a point directly below an aircraft in flight
15. keep track of to follow the passage, course, or progress of
16. lose track of to fail to follow the passage, course, or progress of
17. off the beaten track See beaten4
18. off the track away from what is correct or true
19. on the track of on the scent or trail of; pursuing
20. the right track the correct line of investigation, inquiry, etc
21. the wrong track the incorrect line of investigation, inquiry, etc
vb
22. to follow the trail of (a person, animal, etc)
23. (Astronautics) to follow the flight path of (a satellite, spacecraft, etc) by picking up radio or radar signals transmitted or reflected by it
24. (Railways) railways
a. to provide with a track
b. to run on a track of (a certain width)
25. (Film) (of a camera or camera operator) to follow (a moving object) in any direction while operating
26. (Film) to move (a camera) towards the scene (track in) or away from the scene (track out)
27. to follow a track through (a place): to track the jungles.
28. (Electronics) (intr) (of the pick-up, stylus, etc, of a record player) to follow the groove of a record: the pick-up tracks badly.
[C15: from Old French trac, probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch tracken to pull, Middle Low German trecken; compare Norwegian trakke to trample]
ˈtrackable adj
ˈtracker n

track

(træk)

n.
1. a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, trolley, or the like runs.
2. a wheel rut.
3. evidence, as a mark or a series of marks, that something has passed.
4. Usu., tracks. footprints or other marks left by an animal, person, or vehicle.
5. a path made or beaten by or as if by the feet of people or animals; trail.
6. a course or route followed; line of travel.
7. a course of action, conduct, or procedure.
8. a series or sequence of events or ideas.
9. a caterpillar tread.
10.
a. a course laid out for running or racing.
b. the group of sports performed on such a course, as running or hurdling, as distinguished from field events.
c. both track and field events as a whole.
11.
a. a band of recorded sound laid along the length of a magnetic tape.
c. a discrete, separate recording that is combined with other parts of a musical recording to produce the final aural version.
12. the distance between the centers of the treads of either the front or rear wheels of a motor vehicle.
13. one of a number of concentric rings on the surface of a floppy disk, or other computer storage medium, along which data are recorded.
14. tracks, Slang. needle marks on the skin of a drug user caused by habitual injections.
15. a metal strip or rail along which something, as lighting or a curtain, can be mounted or moved.
16. a study program or level of curriculum to which a student is assigned on the basis of aptitude or need; academic course or path.
v.t.
17. to follow or pursue the track, traces, or footprints of.
18. to follow (a track, course, etc.).
19. to leave footprints on (often fol. by up): to track the floor with muddy shoes.
20. to make a trail of footprints with (dirt, snow, or the like).
21. to monitor the course or path of (an aircraft, satellite, star, etc.), as by radar or radio signals.
22. to follow the course of progress of; keep track of.
v.i.
23. to follow or pursue a track or trail.
24. to run in the same track, as the wheels of a vehicle.
25. to be in alignment, as one gearwheel with another.
26. to have a specified span between wheels or runners.
27. to follow the undulations in the grooves of a phonograph record.
28. track down, to pursue until caught or captured; follow.
Idioms:
1. keep track, to remain aware; keep informed.
2. lose track, to fail to keep informed; neglect to keep a record.
3. make tracks, Informal. to hurry.
4. off the track, departing from the objective or the subject at hand; astray.
5. on the track of, in search or pursuit of; close upon.
6. the wrong (or right) side of the tracks, the unfashionable, unacceptable (or fashionable, acceptable) part of a city or other community.
[1425–75; late Middle English trak (n.) < Middle French trac, perhaps < Old Norse trathk trodden spot; compare Norwegian trakke to trample; akin to tread]
track′a•ble, adj.
track`a•bil′i•ty, n.
track′er, n.

track

- Borrowed from Old French trac, from Middle Dutch trek, "pulling," or trekken, "pull."
See also related terms for pulling.

track

1. A series of related contacts displayed on a data display console or other display device.
2. To display or record the successive positions of a moving object.
3. To lock onto a point of radiation and obtain guidance therefrom.
4. To keep a gun properly aimed, or to point continuously a target-locating instrument at a moving target.
5. The actual path of an aircraft above or a ship on the surface of the Earth. The course is the path that is planned; the track is the path that is actually taken.
6. One of the two endless belts on which a full-track or half-track vehicle runs.
7. A metal part forming a path for a moving object; e.g., the track around the inside of a vehicle for moving a mounted machine gun.

Track

 a train or linked sequence of thoughts or events, 1681; a series of actions.
Examples: track of hills, 1687; of scripture, 1693; of fruitless impertinent thoughts, 1681; of my thoughts, 1793; of dry weather (a spell), 1851.

track


Past participle: tracked
Gerund: tracking

Imperative
track
track
Present
I track
you track
he/she/it tracks
we track
you track
they track
Preterite
I tracked
you tracked
he/she/it tracked
we tracked
you tracked
they tracked
Present Continuous
I am tracking
you are tracking
he/she/it is tracking
we are tracking
you are tracking
they are tracking
Present Perfect
I have tracked
you have tracked
he/she/it has tracked
we have tracked
you have tracked
they have tracked
Past Continuous
I was tracking
you were tracking
he/she/it was tracking
we were tracking
you were tracking
they were tracking
Past Perfect
I had tracked
you had tracked
he/she/it had tracked
we had tracked
you had tracked
they had tracked
Future
I will track
you will track
he/she/it will track
we will track
you will track
they will track
Future Perfect
I will have tracked
you will have tracked
he/she/it will have tracked
we will have tracked
you will have tracked
they will have tracked
Future Continuous
I will be tracking
you will be tracking
he/she/it will be tracking
we will be tracking
you will be tracking
they will be tracking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tracking
you have been tracking
he/she/it has been tracking
we have been tracking
you have been tracking
they have been tracking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tracking
you will have been tracking
he/she/it will have been tracking
we will have been tracking
you will have been tracking
they will have been tracking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tracking
you had been tracking
he/she/it had been tracking
we had been tracking
you had been tracking
they had been tracking
Conditional
I would track
you would track
he/she/it would track
we would track
you would track
they would track
Past Conditional
I would have tracked
you would have tracked
he/she/it would have tracked
we would have tracked
you would have tracked
they would have tracked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.track - a line or route along which something travels or movestrack - a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
collision course - a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged
inside track - the inner side of a curved racecourse
round - the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
steps - the course along which a person has walked or is walking in; "I followed in his steps"; "he retraced his steps"; "his steps turned toward home"
swath, belt - a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
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"
2.track - evidence pointing to a possible solutiontrack - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
evidence, grounds - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
3.track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
streetcar track, tramline, tramway - the track on which trams or streetcars run
4.track - a course over which races are runtrack - a course over which races are run  
cinder track - a racetrack paved with fine cinders
course - facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport; "the course had only nine holes"; "the course was less than a mile"
dirt track - a racetrack that is not paved
racing circuit, circuit - a racetrack for automobile races
speedway - a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles
stretch - a straightaway section of a racetrack
velodrome - a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing
inside track - the inner side of a curved racecourse
5.track - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disctrack - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
6.track - an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the groundtrack - an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
belt - endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
half track - a track that goes around only rear wheels
tracked vehicle - a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks
7.track - (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
8.track - a groove on a phonograph recordingtrack - a groove on a phonograph recording  
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
9.track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can rolltrack - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
third rail - a rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric locomotive
streetcar track, tramline, tramway - the track on which trams or streetcars run
10.track - any road or path affording passage especially a rough onetrack - any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
portage - overland track between navigable waterways
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
trail - a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
11.track - the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a tracktrack - the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
track and field - participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
track meet - a track and field competition between two or more teams
Verb1.track - carry on the feet and deposittrack - carry on the feet and deposit; "track mud into the house"
bring in, introduce - bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
2.track - observe or plot the moving path of somethingtrack - observe or plot the moving path of something; "track a missile"
observe - watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
3.track - go after with the intent to catchtrack - go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
tree - chase an animal up a tree; "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
quest - search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"
hound, hunt, trace - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
run down - pursue until captured; "They ran down the fugitive"
4.track - travel across or pass overtrack - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
tramp - cross on foot; "We had to tramp the creeks"
stride - cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
walk - traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random
ford - cross a river where it's shallow
bridge - cross over on a bridge
jaywalk - cross the road at a red light
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
course - move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
hop - traverse as if by a short airplane trip; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
5.track - make tracks upontrack - make tracks upon      
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

track

noun
1. path, way, road, route, trail, pathway, footpath We set off once more, over a rough mountain track.
2. course, line, path, orbit, trajectory, flight path following the track of a hurricane
3. running track, course, circuit (Brit.), racecourse the athletics track
4. line, rail, tramline A woman fell onto the railway track.
5. song, recording, piece, number He has produced two of the tracks on this album.
plural noun
1. trail, marks, impressions, traces, imprints, prints He suddenly noticed tyre tracks on the bank ahead. The killer returned to the scene to cover his tracks.
verb
1. follow, pursue, chase, trace, tail (informal), dog, shadow, trail, stalk, hunt down, follow the trail of He thought he had better track this creature and kill it.
keep track of something or someone keep up with, follow, monitor, watch, keep an eye on, keep in touch with, keep up to date with It's hard to keep track of time here.
lose track of something or someone lose, lose sight of, misplace It's so easy to lose track of who's playing who and when.
on track on course, on time, on target, on schedule He believes the talks are still on track.
stop something or someone in its or their tracks bring to a standstill, freeze, petrify, transfix, immobilize, stop someone dead, rivet to the spot His remark stopped me in my tracks
track something or someone or down find, catch, capture, apprehend, discover, expose, trace, unearth, dig up, hunt down, sniff out, bring to light, ferret out, run to earth or ground They are doing all they can to track down terrorists.

track

noun
1. A visible sign or mark of the passage of someone or something:
2. Evidence of passage left along a course followed by a hunted animal or fugitive:
3. A course of action to be followed regularly:
round (often used in plural), routine.
verb
1. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting:
2. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind:
Informal: bird-dog, tail.
3. To go across:
phrasal verb
track down
To pursue and locate:
Idiom: run to earth.
Translations
أثَرخَط السِّكَّه الحَديديَّهمَسَارمَسْلَكمَسْلَك السِّباق، حَلبَة السِّباق
dráhastopovattraťvystopovatdráhový
banebane-følgehjulsporskinne
ääniraitajalanjälkijäljittääjälkikenttä
staza
pályatest
brautfar, spor, slóîjárnbrautarsporrekja slóîstígur, vegslóîi
小道
통로
bėgiaibėgimo takasiš po žemių iškastinesektinesidomėti
celiņš, trasedzīt pēdasizsekotpēdasskrejceļš
dráhový
izsleditiperonploščadprogasled
spår
หนทาง
đường mòn

track

[træk]
A. N
1. (= trail) [of animal, person] → rastro m, pista f; [of vehicle] → rastro m; [of wheel] → huellas fpl, rodada f
to cover one's tracksborrar las huellas
to keep track of sth/sb they prefer him to live at home where they can keep track of himprefieren que viva en casa donde le pueden seguir la pista
do you find it hard to keep track of all your bills?¿le resulta difícil mantenerse al corriente de todas sus facturas?
start keeping track of how much you spendempiece a tomar nota de cuánto gasta
to lose track of sth/sb I lost all track of timeperdí la noción del tiempo por completo
to lose track of what sb is sayingperder el hilo de lo que está diciendo algn
to make tracks (fig) → irse marchando, empezar a irse
it's time we were making trackses hora de irse marchando or de que empecemos a irnos
to be on sb's trackseguirle la pista or el rastro a algn
to stop (dead) in one's trackspararse en seco
the sound stopped him in his tracksel sonido le hizo pararse en seco
to throw sb off the track (fig) → despistar a algn
2. (= course) [of missile, bullet, satellite] → trayectoria f; [of storm] → curso m
it will take time to get the economy back on trackse tardará un tiempo en volver a encarrilar la economía
to be on the right trackir por buen camino
to be on the wrong trackir por mal camino
see also one-track
3. (= path) → camino m, sendero m
4. (Sport) → pista f
track and fieldatletismo m
track and field eventspruebas fpl de atletismo
race track (for horses) → hipódromo m; (for bicycles) → velódromo m; (for cars) → autódromo m, pista f or circuito m de automovilismo
running trackpista f de atletismo
to be on a fast track to sthir rápidamente camino de algo
to have the inside track (esp US) → estar en una posición de ventaja
5. (Rail) → vía f
double trackvía f doble
to jump the tracksdescarrilar
single trackvía f única
the wrong side of the tracks (esp US) → los barrios bajos
she was born on the wrong side of the tracksnació en los barrios bajos
she's from the wrong side of the tracksproviene de los barrios bajos
6. (Aut) (on tank, tractor) → oruga f; (between wheels) → ancho m de vía (Tech) (distancia entre los puntos de contacto con el suelo de dos ruedas paralelas)
7. (Audio) → pista f
four/eight track recording systemequipo m de grabación de cuatro/ocho pistas
8. (Comput) → pista f
9. (= song, piece) → tema m
title tracktema m que da título or nombre al álbum
10. (for curtains) → riel m
11. (US) (Educ) (= stream) agrupamiento de alumnos según su capacidad
B. VT
1. (= follow) [+ animal] → seguir las huellas de, seguir el rastro de; [+ person, vehicle] → seguir la pista a; [+ satellite, missile] → seguir la trayectoria de, rastrear
the camera was tracking his movementsla cámara seguía sus movimientos
2. (= deposit) → ir dejando
she was tracking dirt all over the carpetiba dejando suciedad por toda la moqueta
C. VI [stylus] → seguir el surco
D. CPD track events NPL (Sport) → pruebas fpl en pista
track meet N (US) → concurso m de atletismo
track race Ncarrera f en pista
track racing Ncarreras fpl en pista, ciclismo m en pista
track record Nhistorial m
he had a good track recordsu historial era bueno
it's a company with a poor track recordes una empresa con un historial no muy bueno (en materia de ganancias)
track shoes NPLzapatillas fpl para pista de atletismo (claveteadas)
track down VT + ADV (= locate) [+ suspect, document, information] → localizar, ubicar (LAm); [+ missing person] → averiguar el paradero de, localizar
we eventually tracked him down in the libraryfinalmente lo localizamos or dimos con él en la biblioteca
scientists have tracked down the bacteria that causes the infectionlos científicos han localizado la bacteria que causa la infección
eventually I tracked down a copy of the novelfinalmente localicé un ejemplar de la novela

track

[ˈtræk]
n
(= path) → piste f
(for racing)piste f
two laps of the track → deux tours de piste
[suspect, animal, vehicle] → piste f
They followed his track → Ils ont suivi sa piste.
to be on the track of sb/sth → être sur la piste de qn/qch, être sur les traces de qn/qch
the tracks of an animal → les traces d'un animal
They followed the tracks for miles → Ils ont suivi les traces pendant des kilomètres.
tyre tracks → des traces de pneus
[trajectory] → trajectoire f
(for trains)voie f
(= recorded item) → plage f (= song) → titre m
This is my favourite track → C'est mon titre préféré.
That's Sonny Rollins singing on that track → C'est Sonny Rollins qui chante sur ce titre.
track 1 → plage 1
(= record, count) to keep track of sth → suivre qch
to lose track → s'y perdre
to lose track of time → perdre la notion du temps
I began to lose track of time → Je commençais à perdre la notion du temps.
to be on the right track → être sur la bonne voie
to be on the wrong track → faire fausse piste
to cover one's tracks → dissimuler ses traces
to make tracks → tracer la route
on track → en bonne voie
to be on track for → être en bonne voie pour
We're on track to finish by the deadline → Nous sommes en bonne voie pour terminer à temps.
to stop sb in their tracks → figer qn sur place
to stop sth in its tracks → interrompre qch brusquement
vtpister
track down
vt
(= find) [+ lost person, culprit] → retrouver
The police never tracked down the killer → La police n'a jamais retrouvé l'assassin.
(= catch) [+ prey, fugitive] → prendre
[+ supplier, tradesman] → trouver
[+ wanted object] → retrouvertrack and field athletics nathlétisme m

track

n
(= trail)Fährte f, → Spur f; (of tyres)(Fahr)spur f; to be on somebody’s trackjdm auf der Spur sein; you can’t expect to keep track of your friends if you never write to themdu kannst nicht erwarten, Kontakt zu deinen Freunden zu behalten, wenn du nie schreibst; to keep track of somebody/something (= watch, follow)jdn/etw im Auge behalten; (= keep up to date with)über jdn/etw auf dem Laufenden bleiben; I can’t keep track of his movements or of himich weiß nie, wo er sich gerade aufhält; how do you keep track of the time without a watch?wie können Sie wissen, wie spät es ist, wenn Sie keine Uhr haben?; I can’t keep track of your girlfriendsdu hast so viele Freundinnen, da komme ich nicht mit (inf); no-one can keep track of the situationniemand hat mehr einen Überblick über die Lage; to lose track of somebody/something (= lose count of, be confused about)über Leute/etw den Überblick verlieren; (= not be up to date with)über jdn/etw nicht mehr auf dem Laufenden sein; we lost track of timewir haben die Zeit ganz vergessen, wir haben einfach nicht auf die Uhr or Zeit geachtet; he lost track of what he was sayinger hat den Faden verloren; I lost track of what he was sayingich habe nicht (mehr) mitbekommen, was er gesagt hat
(fig) we must be making tracks (inf)wir müssen uns auf die Socken (inf)or auf den Weg machen; to make tracks for homesich auf den Nachhauseweg machen; he made tracks for Londoner ging/fuhr nach London; he stopped dead in his trackser blieb abrupt stehen; to stop something (dead) in its tracksetw abrupt zum Stillstand bringen; to stop somebody (dead) in his/her tracksjdn abrupt zum Stillstand bringen; to cover (up) one’s tracksseine Spuren verwischen
(= path)Weg m, → Pfad m; to throw somebody off the track (fig)jdn aus der Bahn bringen or werfen; to be on track (fig)auf Kurs sein; to be on the right track (fig)auf der richtigen Spur sein; to be on the wrong track (fig)auf dem falschen Weg sein, auf dem Holzweg sein (inf); to get the economy back on trackdie Wirtschaft wieder auf Kurs bringen
(= course, of hurricane) → Weg m; (of comet)(Lauf)bahn f; (of rocket)Bahn f, → Kurs m
(Rail) → Gleise pl; (US: = platform) → Bahnsteig m; a new section of trackeine neue (Gleis)strecke; the track to Paisleydie (Bahn)strecke nach Paisley; “keep off the trackBetreten der Gleise verboten; two miles of new trackzwei Meilen neuer Gleise or Schienen; to leave the track(s)entgleisen; double/single track linezwei-/eingleisige Strecke; to be born on the wrong side of the tracks (US fig) → aus niedrigem Milieu stammen
(Sport) → Rennbahn f; (Athletics) → Bahn f; (Motorsport) → Piste f, → Bahn f; (= circuit)Rennstrecke f; (Cycling) → Radrennbahn f
(on tape, diskette, CD) → Spur f; (= song etc)Stück nt
(also caterpillar track)Raupenkette f
(Aut, between wheels) → Spur(weite) f
vt
(= follow) person, animalverfolgen; movementsfolgen (+dat); (Comput) → nachverfolgen; (Space) rocketdie Flugbahn (+gen)verfolgen; track changes (Comput: command) → Änderungen nachverfolgen
(US) the children tracked dirt all over the carpetdie Kinder hinterließen überall auf dem Teppich Schmutzspuren
vi
(= follow trail)Fährten lesen
(Aut) → spurgenau laufen
(Film, TV) → fahren
(= move) (hurricane etc)ziehen; (stylus)sich bewegen

track

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track and field
track-and-field
adjLeichtathletik-; track eventsLeichtathletikwettbewerbe pl
track athletics
n singLaufdisziplinen pl
trackball
n (Comput, in laptop) → Trackball m; (in mouse) → Rollkugel f

track

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track maintenance
n (Rail) → Streckenwartung f
track meeting, (US) track meet
nLeichtathletikwettbewerb or -wettkampf m
track race
nRennen nt; (Athletics also) → Lauf m
track racing
nLaufwettbewerb m; (Motorsport) → Rennen nt; (Cycling) → Radrennen nt
track record
n (fig) what’s his track?was hat er vorzuweisen?; to have a good/poor trackgute/schlechte Leistungen vorweisen können; he’s got a pretty good tracker hat einiges vorzuweisen; they’ve got an abysmal track for delivering on schedulesie stehen nicht gerade im Ruf, pünktlich zu liefern
track rod
nSpurstange f
track shoe
nRennschuh m
tracksuit
nTrainingsanzug m; track trousersTracksuit- or Jogginghose f

track

[træk]
1. n
a. (mark, of person, animal) → orma, traccia, impronta; (of vehicle) → solco; (of ship) → scia
to be on sb's track → essere sulle tracce di qn
to follow in sb's tracks (also) (fig) → seguire le orme di qn
to keep track of (fig) (person) → seguire le tracce di (keep in touch with) → restare in contatto con (event) → essere al corrente di
to lose track of (fig) (person) → perdere le tracce di (lose contact with) → perdere di vista (event) → non essere al corrente di
to lose track of an argument → perdere il filo del discorso
to make tracks (for) (fig) (fam) → avviarsi (a or verso)
b. (path) → sentiero; (of comet, rocket) → traiettoria; (of suspect, animal) → pista, tracce fpl
to be on the right track (fig) → essere sulla buona strada
to be on the wrong track (fig) → essere fuori strada
to throw sb off the track (fig) → mettere qn fuori strada
c. (Sport) → pista
d. (Rail) → binario, rotaie fpl
on the right/wrong side of the tracks (Am) (fam) → nei quartieri alti/poveri della città
e. (Mus) (on tape) → pista
a 4-track tape → un nastro a 4 piste
the first track on the record/tape → il primo pezzo del disco/nastro
f. (Comput) → pista
2. vt (person, animal) → seguire le tracce di
track down vt + adv (locate, person) → snidare; (prey) → scovare; (sth lost) → rintracciare

track

(trӕk) noun
1. a mark left, especially a footprint etc. They followed the lion's tracks.
2. a path or rough road. a mountain track.
3. (also ˈracetrack) a course on which runners, cyclists etc race. a running track; (also adjective) the 100 metres sprint and other track events.
4. a railway line.
verb
to follow (eg an animal) by the marks, footprints etc that it has left. They tracked the wolf to its lair.
ˈtrack-suit noun
a warm suit worn by athletes etc when exercising, or before and after performing.
in one's tracks
where one stands or is. He stopped dead in his tracks.
keep/lose track of
(not) to keep oneself informed about (the progress or whereabouts of). I've lost track of what is happening.
make tracks (for)
to depart, or set off (towards). We ought to be making tracks (for home).
track down
to pursue or search for (someone or something) until it is caught or found. I managed to track down an old copy of the book.
ˈtracker dog noun
a dog that is trained to find people, drugs, explosives etc.

track

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Drivers of teams had to shout and swear to make him realize where he was so that he would turn out of the beaten track and let them pass.
To sum it up for you--notice I use the word `sum,' which is very appropriate for a bank--the professor has got on the track of another lost or hidden city.
Cutter thought he knew a great deal about horses, and usually had a colt which he was training for the track.
She and her father had been to the race course, and their thoughts when they seated themselves at table were still occupied with the events of the afternoon, and their talk was still of the track.
Along this track the travelers, who had produced a surprise so unusual in the depths of the forest, advanced slowly toward the hunter, who was in front of his associates, in readiness to receive them.
The track now becoming narrow, they were obliged to pass in single file along the precipitous hillside, led by this escort.
Persons who have wandered, or been expelled, out of the common track of things, even were it for a better system, desire nothing so much as to be led back.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon's rise so high, and descend so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
And she would go back to the chase of it--and no sooner be fairly started than her chariot would be thrown off the track, so to speak, by the stupidity of those thrice accursed musicians.
Loker," he said, after a pause, "we must set Adams and Springer on the track of these yer; they've been booked some time.
I know the art of searching for a trail, and I know the stale track from the fresh.