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verb track pronunciation in American English /træk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletracking
past tensetracked
past participletracked
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to follow or find someone or something by looking for evidence that shows where they have gone

    I tracked him as far as the factory.

    1. b.
      [transitive] to follow the development or progress of something
  2. 2
    [transitive] American to leave a line of dirt or other small pieces of something on the floor when you walk

    The dog just tracked mud all over the kitchen floor.

  3. 3
    [transitive] American to put students in different programs, or in classes according to their level or ability
  4. 4
    [intransitive] cinema to move a movie camera along on a track
  5. 5
    [intransitive] if weather tracks in a particular direction, it moves in that direction

    There is a small depression tracking across the Gulf of Mexico.

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