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1. Having no tracks; not traveled over: the untracked snow.
2. Not kept track of; unmonitored: an untracked shipment.
3. No longer performing poorly; performing well or up to one's expectations: The team got untracked after playing poorly for the first few games.

[Sense 3, perhaps from alteration of on track (possibly influenced by the notion of a track being a rut or unproductive routine).]
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1. not tracked or followed; not tracked down
2. not having a track or tracks through it; not marked or worn by (people's) tracks
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untracked - lacking pathwaysuntracked - lacking pathways; "trackless wilderness"; "roadless areas"
inaccessible, unaccessible - capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all
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References in classic literature ?
Upon one hand was the bluff that ran from the canyon to the sea, on the other the fearsome swamp from which the creature had sneaked upon me, behind lay the mighty untracked sea, and before me in the center of the narrow way that led to safety stood this huge mountain of terrible and menacing flesh.
For three days the little cavalcade marched slowly through the heart of this unknown and untracked forest, until finally, early in the fourth day, they came upon a little spot near the banks of a small river, which seemed less thickly overgrown than any ground they had yet encountered.
Her untracked oceans, whispering of virgin wonders unsullied by the eye of man, beckoned me out upon their restless bosoms.
Since the loss of his mate, a great longing had possessed him to return to the haunts of his youth--to the untracked jungle wilderness where he had lived the life he loved best long before man had invaded the precincts of his wild stamping grounds.
The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.
During this time he said that his boys were resting and gaining strength after their terrible ordeals in the untracked jungle to the south; but he had not been as idle as he appeared to have been.
Thus refreshed, they set out once more after the leader who wandered aimlessly beneath the shade of the tall jungle trees amidst the gorgeous tropic blooms and gay, songless birds--and of the twelve only the leader saw the beauties that surrounded them or felt the strange, mysterious influence of the untracked world they trod.
Proof is there none: how then can I challenge our King's good name, How in a blood-feud join for an untracked deed of shame?
Three newly married couples, their bonds now duly solemnized by the master of the ship, joyed in the peace and security of the untracked waters of the south Pacific and the unique honeymoon which, had it not been for stern duty ahead, they could have wished protracted till the end of time.
These things the blacks had learned in their old home, before they escaped through the untracked jungle to their new village.
But the running game never got untracked, netting just 27 yards on 36 attempts.
He also recited the verses of Holy Quran and quoted Hadiths relating to the youth and advised to take guidelines from Ulema in the routine life and avoid following untracked people.