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track

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_904_etracktrack1 /trΓ¦k/ ●●● S2 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 path/road [countable]SGROAD/PATH a narrow path or road with a rough uneven surface, especially one made by people or animals frequently moving through the same place πŸ”Š The road leading to the farm was little more than a dirt track. πŸ”Š The track led through dense forest. πŸ”Š a steep mountain track2 β†’ tracks3 for racing [countable]DS a circular course around which runners, cars etc race, which often has a specially prepared surface πŸ”Š To run a mile, you have to run four circuits of the track. β†’ dirt track(2)4 track.jpg train a) TTT[countable, uncountable] the two metal lines along which trains travel syn railway line πŸ”Š The track was damaged in several places. πŸ”Š That particular section of track was laid last year. b) [countable] American English the particular track that a train leaves from or arrives at πŸ”Š The train for Boston is leaving from track 2.5 β†’ be on the right/wrong track6 β†’ keep/lose track of somebody/something7 music/song [countable]APM one of the songs or pieces of music on an album (=collection of songs or pieces of music) πŸ”Š There’s a great Miles Davis track on side two.β–Ί see thesaurus at music8 β†’ stop/halt (dead) in your tracks9 β†’ cover your tracks10 sport [uncountable] American English a) DSOsport that involves running on a track πŸ”Š The next year he didn’t run track or play football. b) DSOall the sports in an athletics competition such as running, jumping, or throwing the javelin πŸ”Š a famous track star πŸ”Š She went out for track in the spring (=she joined the school’s track team).11 β†’ be on track12 β†’ get off the track13 β†’ be on the track of somebody/something14 β†’ make tracks15 direction [countable]LINE the direction or line taken by something as it movestrack of πŸ”Š islands that lie in the track of North Atlantic storms16 on a vehicle [countable]TT a continuous metal band that goes over the wheels of a vehicle such as a bulldozer, allowing it to move over uneven ground β†’ off the beaten track at beaten(1), β†’ one-track mind, β†’ be from the wrong side of the tracks at wrong1(18)
Examples from the Corpus
trackβ€’ an eight-track tapeβ€’ college-track classesβ€’ You find out how tracks are determined, and if it seems unfair, question the system.β€’ It can help some to keep track of what is going on if they have others to help them.β€’ He ate rice and a fried egg three times a day, keeping track of the days by counting the meals.β€’ A narrow track leads from the road to the cabins.β€’ Whenever you hear one of these figures you are on track, so make sure then that your heading is correct.β€’ Yet this time he was finally on the right track.β€’ One of the heaviest performers at the seaside track, Between Times was floundering after a slow start.β€’ The track was only wide enough for one car.β€’ train tracksβ€’ The land is now part of the Bay Meadow thoroughbred racing complex and is used as a training track.β€’ I really like the first two tracks on this album.dirt trackβ€’ Devshi bhai took his group along a dirt track to our left.β€’ We cycled into the small village of Noul Roman along a dirt track.β€’ They turned into a dirt track flanked by very young gum trees.β€’ In the morning, we motored along dirt tracks to the deserted ruins of Dainzu and Mitla.β€’ The private dirt track led directly to it.β€’ We follow the dirt track that meanders with it.β€’ During the monsoon, the dirt track which connects McLeod Ganj with Dharamsala lower down the valley turns into sludge.β€’ He ran through the gate, down the lane and across to the dirt track faster and faster, leaping and jumping.run trackβ€’ Sports were very important to the father, who himself had played football and basketball and had run track in high school.β€’ He is this quick: He ran track in high school, even at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds.β€’ Four army lorries, each carrying one condemned man, drove round the running track.track ofβ€’ the track of the asteroid through space
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tracktrack2 ●○○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 search [transitive]FOLLOW to search for a person or animal by following the marks they leave behind them on the ground, their smell etc πŸ”Š Police have been tracking the four criminals all over Central America.track somebody to something πŸ”Š The dogs tracked the wolf to its lair.β–Ί see thesaurus at follow2 development [transitive] to record or study the behaviour or development of someone or something over time πŸ”Š The progress of each student is tracked by computer.3 aircraft/ship [transitive]TEETT to follow the movements of an aircraft or ship by using radar πŸ”Š a tracking station4 camera [intransitive + in/out]TCB to move a film or television camera away from or towards a scene in order to follow the action that you are recording5 school [transitive] American EnglishSES to put schoolchildren in groups according to their ability syn stream British English6 mark [transitive] American EnglishLINE to leave behind a track of something such as mud or dirt when you walk πŸ”Š Which of you boys tracked mud all over the kitchen floor? β†’ track somebody/something ↔ down
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Examples from the Corpus
trackβ€’ Easy Project is an efficient method of planning, tracking and controlling all types of projects.β€’ The index tracks changes in what companies and governments pay workers, including wages, salaries and benefits.β€’ Stanton later managed to free himself, called police and told them his stolen car was equipped with a tracking device.β€’ Like Nancy Drew, I track down clues, try to figure things out, look carefully at evidence, examine motives.β€’ I eventually tracked down the ward sister, who was wrestling with an intravenous drip that had collapsed.β€’ The abolition of exchange controls has made it harder to track flows of cash in and out of the country.β€’ It begs the question of what pictures will be sacrificed in order to track Sanders.β€’ Berstein was still in Florida tracking the four Miami men.
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Verb table
track
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytrack
he, she, ittracks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytracked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tracked
he, she, ithas tracked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tracked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill track
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tracked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tracking
he, she, itis tracking
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you, we, theyare tracking
Past
I, he, she, itwas tracking
you, we, theywere tracking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tracking
he, she, ithas been tracking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tracking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tracking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tracking
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