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noun track pronunciation in British English /træk/
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pluraltracks
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  1. 1
    [countable] a path or road with a rough surface
    I walked along a track to the mountain village.
    dirt track: There’s a dirt track leading from the main road.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a railway line
    a railway track
    a straight stretch of track
  3. 5
    [countable] the direction in which something moves
    The storm’s track was similar to several others this year.
    1. a.
      a way of achieving something
      the fast track to wealth and prosperity
      We’re proceeding on a diplomatic track.
  4. 7
    [countable] music a song or piece of music that is recorded on a CD, tape, or record
    The 14 tracks vary from happy pop songs to sombre ballads.
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