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track /trk/ n. 1 an oval-shaped path used for running: Competitors raced each other around the track. 2 metal rails or concrete paths for railroad, subway trains, etc.: Railroad trains roll along steel tracks as they travel. 3 signs of movement of s.t., such as footprints, paw marks, or tire marks: Hunters followed the lions tracks. 4 to cover ones tracks: to make sure that ones actions are defensible or kept secret: He covers his tracks by never putting anything in writing, so that later he can deny that he made any commitments. 5 to keep or lose track of s.t.: to pay sharp attention to s.t., remain aware: He keeps track of his expenses by writing them in a notebook.||I lost track of my old friend after he moved away. 6 infrml.fig. to make tracks: to move quickly toward s.t.: When I heard of the sale, I made tracks for the store immediately. 7 to stop in ones tracks: to stop quickly, often in fear or shock: The dog barked and charged, but the owner stopped it in its tracks.
v. [T] 1 to go after: Hunters track deer. 2 to follow the movement of s.t.: Technicians tracked the satellite through its orbits. 3 to make a mess with ones shoes (boots, etc.): Workers tracked mud into the house on their boots. 4 phrasal v. sep. to track s.t. down: to hunt down, search for: I tracked down that book in the library.||I tracked it down.
adj.fig. 1 off track: stopped, derailed: The project got knocked off track by a delay in a shipment of parts. 2 on track: on schedule, performing well: The project is on track and moving along nicely.