Meaning of TRACK in English

TRACK

I.

noun

1 marks left behind by a car/a person/an animal

ADJECTIVE

▪ deep

▪ fresh

▪ animal , car , tyre/tire

The beach is criss-crossed with animal ~s.

VERB + TRACK

▪ leave , make

Rabbits had left ~s in the snow.

▪ cover , hide ( both often figurative )

He had been careless, and had done little to cover his ~s.

▪ follow

TRACK + NOUN

▪ marks

PREPOSITION

▪ on the ~ of ( often figurative )

She felt the excitement of a journalist on the ~ of a good story.

PHRASES

▪ freeze in your ~s , halt in your ~s , stop in your ~s ( all figurative )

▪ halt sb/sth in their/its ~s , stop sb/sth in their/its ~s ( all figurative )

The disease was stopped in its ~s by improved hygiene.

▪ make ~s ( figurative )

It's getting late—I'd better make ~s (= leave) .

2 path/rough road

ADJECTIVE

▪ narrow

▪ wide

▪ steep

▪ bumpy ( esp. BrE ), dusty , muddy , rough , rutted , sandy , stony ( esp. BrE )

▪ ancient

▪ cinder ( esp. BrE ), dirt , mud

▪ cart ( esp. BrE ), cycle , sheep ( esp. BrE ), ski

▪ single

a single-track road with passing places ( BrE )

▪ farm , forest , forestry ( BrE ), mountain

▪ perimeter

A few planes were parked on the perimeter ~ of the airfield.

▪ main

VERB + TRACK

▪ follow

TRACK + VERB

▪ lead

The ~ leads across a field.

▪ fork

When the ~ forks, take the left fork.

PREPOSITION

▪ along a/the ~ , down a/the ~ , up a/the ~

Continue along the farm ~ for another hundred yards.

PHRASES

▪ off the beaten ~ (= not in a place that most people go to)

▪ on the right ~ , onto the right ~ ( both figurative )

The new manager successfully got the team back onto the right ~.

▪ on the wrong ~ ( figurative )

The police were on the wrong ~ when they treated the case as a revenge killing.

3 special path, often in a circle, for racing

ADJECTIVE

▪ race (usually racetrack ) , running

▪ indoor , outdoor

▪ all-weather

▪ training , warm-up

▪ flagship ( AmE )

▪ oval

▪ fast

▪ eighth-mile , one-mile , etc.

▪ dog , greyhound

▪ harness ( AmE )

VERB + TRACK

▪ build

▪ operate , own

The company already operates a greyhound ~.

TRACK + NOUN

▪ race

▪ announcer ( AmE )

▪ official , superintendent ( AmE ), worker

▪ operator , owner

▪ surface

▪ condition

4 ( AmE ) athletics

TRACK + NOUN

▪ championship , event , meet (see also track and field )

▪ practice

Yesterday I had ~ practice.

▪ athlete , runner

▪ champion , star

▪ team

▪ coach

5 metal rails on which a train runs

ADJECTIVE

▪ rail , railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE ), train , tram

▪ double , single

▪ elevated

▪ eastbound , westbound , etc.

▪ narrow-gauge , standard-gauge

VERB + TRACK

▪ lay

▪ cross

▪ come off ( BrE ), jump ( AmE ), leave

The train had left the ~s.

TRACK + NOUN

▪ layout

6 direction/course that sb/sth takes

ADJECTIVE

▪ fast , inside

an inside ~ to the ear of government

▪ parallel , twin

a twin-track approach to crime

▪ career

She decided to change her career ~.

▪ forecast (= the track that a storm, hurricane, etc. is predicted to take)

VERB + TRACK

▪ switch

He switched ~s and went back to college.

PREPOSITION

▪ along a/the ~

Sculpture developed along a similar ~ to painting.

▪ on (a/the) ~

A UN spokesman insisted that the implementation of the peace plan is back on ~.

The ship was on a southerly ~.

▪ ~ for

She seems to be on the fast ~ for promotion.

▪ ~ to

The country is on the fast ~ to democracy.

PHRASES

▪ keep ~ of sth (= to know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)

Keep ~ of all your payments by writing them down in a book.

▪ lose ~ of sth (= to not know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)

I was so absorbed in my work that I lost ~ of time.

7 single song/piece of music

ADJECTIVE

▪ album

▪ live

▪ pre-recorded

▪ title

▪ lead , lead-off ( AmE ), opening

▪ closing , final

▪ main

▪ unreleased

▪ original

▪ bonus

▪ dance , disco

▪ backing

▪ drum , guitar , instrumental , rhythm , solo , vocal (see also soundtrack )

▪ standout ( AmE )

This song is easily the disc's standout ~ ( = the best track ).

VERB + TRACK

▪ create , cut , lay down , mix , produce , record

She had already cut a couple of ~s as lead singer with her own group.

▪ write

▪ remix

▪ release

▪ download

▪ play

▪ listen to

TRACK + VERB

▪ feature sb/sth , include sth

TRACK + NOUN

▪ title

▪ list , listing

II.

verb

Track is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ satellite

Track is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ development , ↑ index , ↑ missile , ↑ movement , ↑ performance , ↑ progress , ↑ shipment , ↑ storm , ↑ target , ↑ usage

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .