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Definition of track verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they track
    he / she / it tracks
    past simple tracked
    -ing form tracking
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] track (somebody/something) to find someone or something by following the marks, signs, information, etc., that they have left behind them hunters tracking and shooting bears
  2. 2[transitive] track somebody/something track where, how, etc… to follow the movements of someone or something, especially by using special electronic equipment We continued tracking the plane on our radar.
  3. 3 [transitive] track somebody/something track where, how, etc… to follow the progress or development of someone or something The research project involves tracking the careers of 400 graduates. see also fast-track
  4. school students
  5. 4 [transitive, usually passive] track somebody (in schools) to put school students into groups according to their ability
  6. leave marks
  7. 5 [transitive] track something (+ adv./prep.) to leave dirty marks behind you as you walk Don't track mud on my clean floor.
  8. of camera
  9. 6[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move in relation to the thing that is being filmed The camera eventually tracked away.
  10. Phrasal Verbstrack somebody/somethingdown
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: track