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track

track

 
 
pronunciation:
traek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
keep track of, off the track
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a structure consisting of a pair of parallel rails connected by crosspieces, on which trains or trolleys travel.
The train sped down the track.
 
synonyms:
rails
similar words:
railroad, railway
definition 2: (usu. pl.) a mark or series of marks, often footprints, left on the ground by people, animals, or machines; trail.
They followed the tracks of the wolf.
 
synonyms:
trail
similar words:
footprints, path, rut, spoor, trace, wake
definition 3: in sports, a path or course laid out for running or racing, often in the shape of an oval.
They ran several laps around the track.
 
similar words:
course, oval, racetrack
definition 4: shortened form of "track and field."
He's hoping for a medal in track.
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phrase: keep track of
phrase: off the track
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tracked, tracking, tracks
definition 1: to follow the footprints, traces, or evidence of.
The wolf tracked its prey.
synonyms:
trace, trail
similar words:
chase, course, follow, hound, hunt, pursue, search out, stalk, tail, wind
definition 2: to traverse.
The police tracked the woods looking for the fugitive.
synonyms:
range, traverse
similar words:
cross, roam, rove, tramp
definition 3: to make a trail with.
The dog tracked mud on the carpet.
similar words:
deposit, tread
definition 4: to monitor the movement of.
The control tower tracked incoming flights.
synonyms:
monitor, scan
similar words:
check, observe, watch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to follow a track or trail.
synonyms:
trace
similar words:
advance, course, hike, progress, stalk, walk
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derivations: trackable (adj.), tracker (n.)
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