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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
  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