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I walked along a track to the mountain village.
There’s a dirt track leading from the main road.
a curtain track
The storm’s track was similar to several others this year.
The 14 tracks vary from happy pop songs to sombre ballads.
We need a system to keep track of all our expenses.
The project seems to have gone a little off track.
The figures show we are on the right track.
Vanessa got back on track and won the match.
We’re right on track to create two million new jobs.
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