Meaning of TRACK in English

TRACK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a course/track record (= the best score for a particular golf course or time for a racecourse or track )

Lewis set the fastest lap with a new track record.

a cycle path/track (= path for cycles in a park, wood etc, or beside a road )

The forest is full of beautiful cycle paths.

cart track

dirt track

fast track

Many saw independence as the fast track to democracy.

good track record

The fund has a good track record of investing in the equity market.

inside track

the inside track to success in business

laugh track

laying down tracks

They are just about to start laying down tracks for their second album.

lose track of sth/sb (= stop knowing where someone or something is )

He lost track of her after her family moved away.

mommy track

picked up...tracks

We picked up their tracks again on the other side of the river.

proven track record (= past performance showing how good it is )

a telephone system with a proven track record of reliability

proven track record

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in selling advertising.

single track road

stop dead (in your tracks) (= suddenly stop moving completely )

She was so shocked that she stopped dead in her tracks.

stop dead/short/in your tracks (= stop walking suddenly )

Sally saw the ambulance and stopped short.

title track

track and field

track event

track meet

track record

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in selling advertising.

tracking station

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

beaten

By the time I came back with the camera it would be almost a beaten track .

Corbett just grinned over his shoulder and led them out on to the beaten track down to the village of Woodstock.

Oxenhall Church near Newent is well off the beaten track , but not it appears, to criminals.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track .

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

Appenzell really is off the beaten track .

None the less, the music demands attention, and those in search of something rewarding but well off the beaten track and need not hesitate unduly.

dead

But if she'd wanted to she could easily have told him something that would have stopped him dead in his tracks .

I stopped dead in my tracks , unsure of what to do next.

The lights of the Regal cinema were just coming into view when he suddenly stopped dead in his tracks .

Petey stopped dead in his tracks at the question.

The usher stopped dead in his tracks .

The child shot into the living room, caught sight of Quinn, and stopped dead in his tracks .

And it just stopped me dead in my tracks .

The tired horse stopped dead in its tracks and turned its head around to give him a baleful stare.

fast

Now Chairman Jack Strowger is banking on a bumper Christmas to get profits back on the fast track .

But Huckelberry has also supported Bronson on many pro-environmental moves, including the fast track for incorporating Tortolita.

The Bar Council believes that there must be a fast track .

People in Great Groups are never insiders or corporate types on the fast track: They are always on their own track.

But if you go with her, it means withdrawing from the fast track at Hopkins and entering a standard graduate curriculum.

Courtney was a traditionalist, besides which Jack's career had finally begun to hit the fast track .

A genius who chucked the academic fast track for a tar paper cabin with no outhouse?

inside

Until last week most of the inside-track speculation was that Gore wanted to go for a soulmate.

The truth is, the Hurricanes might have the inside track on the national title.

Chief Inspector Kuhlmann's assistant - an inside track right into the centre of the Kriminalpolizei at Wiesbaden.

Too often he spoke as if he knew what was going on in the inside track , whether he did or not.

If you are not on the inside track , then decision are taken over which you have no influence.

I think they're targeting one or two City firms and getting the inside track by reading their mail.

right

Were we on the right track at all?

But the short-term remedies below may help break the sleep-cycle problem and put you on the right track .

He hoped the man was on the right track and did his best to believe that he was.

If our dreams have been derailed, how do we get them back on the right track again?

Over the next stile go slightly right on to a track .

And other signs helped convince me that I was on the right track .

A few people, though, were on the right track .

single

The line was seven miles long, single track , and of standard gauge.

It was only a single track and had a gradient of 1 in 50 or worse for several miles.

We paddled under a single track embankment linking North Uist with Benbecula, exchanging waves with the friendly local driving overhead.

He couldn't remember a single record, track or tape played.

It was nine miles of single track with five intermediate stations.

For the time being, this single track was to be used as a terminus for the service.

The line could also be built in three segments and partially single track , reducing the finance required.

title

There are more classic vocals including the title track , ad three instrumental pieces.

While often meandering, the trip consistently yields epiphanies, as in the lengthy, two-part title track .

That is a bluesy harmonica on the title track .

■ NOUN

cart

By the time they were lurching slowly along the cart track the wind had dropped, letting the clouds gather.

We were on one of those cart tracks through the sandhills north-west of Jodhpur.

dirt

He ran through the gate, down the lane and across to the dirt track faster and faster, leaping and jumping.

We follow the dirt track that meanders with it.

They turned into a dirt track flanked by very young gum trees.

In the morning, we motored along dirt tracks to the deserted ruins of Dainzu and Mitla.

During the monsoon, the dirt track which connects McLeod Ganj with Dharamsala lower down the valley turns into sludge.

Devshi bhai took his group along a dirt track to our left.

The private dirt track led directly to it.

We cycled into the small village of Noul Roman along a dirt track .

race

The famous Brooklands race track can be seen in the background.

I have faced him on the race track and we used to be teammates, too.

He originally planned to earn enough cash selling computers to pay for the time he spent on the race track .

I try to do it on and off the race track .

Read in studio Hundreds of classic car owners have been putting their vehicles to the test on the race track .

Isn't it about time the news media gave us the truth about what is happening on our race tracks ?

As well as challenging your on-the-road skills and hazard awareness, there will be sessions on race tracks .

A street is a lot more dangerous than a race track .

railroad

With three air-force pilots along for the ride, James flew along a railroad track bordered by tall trees.

They rode in the rickety wagon across the prairie until they reached a railroad track .

It started with a cross placed along the railroad tracks , where legend has it that he was lynched.

We bounced over the railroad tracks in Fresno and hit the wild streets of Fresno Mextown.

Until he found his goal in life, hammering spikes into the railroad tracks , he was not fully happy.

On the southeastern corner of the property, one final slim reminder: a sweeping curve of railroad track .

Loops and spurs of railroad track laced it all together.

We moved to Willing Street then, by the railroad tracks .

railway

Now consider a man standing beside the railway track , who witnesses the flash emitted just as the servant passes him.

He frightened train crews who saw him walking aimlessly on the railway tracks as if he were a real person.

Brother Mariadas led me across the railway tracks to the Rehabilitation Centre.

The railway tracks and pedestrian walk ran along the upper level-the top of the box.

Voice over There's 42 miles of railway track in the 15 square miles the base covers.

record

Brad Johnstone has a sound track record of moulding such players into a very useful outfit.

In fact, a handful of its stock and balanced funds have pretty feeble five-year track records .

In fact, given his track record , even his real name probably wasn't his real name.

But he said the recent poor track record of quarterbacks coming out of the Big Sky Conference worries him.

It has a proven track record , creating 71,000 new job opportunities since it was formed seven years ago.

You had to have a track record .

By 1980 he had a well-established track record as a campaigner.

The fund also has a long track record of global investing, having been established in 1953.

■ VERB

cover

Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks .

They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.

From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.

Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks ?

He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks .

A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks .

He knew this was the only way. Cover his tracks and run.

But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks .

follow

They followed the track which ran on to the road.

We follow the dirt track that meanders with it.

Corbett and Ranulf followed the dusty track past green hedgerows and up a hill.

We followed their tracks down into the swamp where a recent clearcut had left impenetrable thickets of young fir.

Other activities include tennis and bowling, or you may care to hire bikes and follow the marked tracks .

Blue follows the tracks around the corner and then sees Black ambling down the next street, as if enjoying the weather.

The walk began by following a track which climbed steeply up a narrow, twisting valley.

Our plan is to leave the highway south of El Rosario and follow some dirt tracks along the coast.

keep

How does a bat keep track of its own echoes, and avoid being misled by the echoes of others?

Bazaar, which keeps track of spending trends in haute couture and dry goods, notes that luxury is back.

Once there, turn left to the sewage works. Keep following the track past the Slack and Haggerleases Station.

Older people might forget whether they took medication, or have trouble keeping track of what to take, and when.

He hadn't kept track , but he thought he had sensed Jitters going down.

The answer to that question may be yes or no, depending on how you kept track of the spending.

He had begun to keep track of her movements, to eavesdrop and observe.

It was up to you, the spectator, to keep track of what was going on.

leave

Take particular care when entering or leaving the tracks , and watch out for both pedestrians and traffic.

Then back to sleep, up at noon, dress, and leave for the track .

Once across the ford leave the track and walk through the fields by the burn side.

He left a clear track of enmities, and Novak unfolds a rich record of the attacks and lampoons that he inspired.

Hazel followed, leaving a dark track behind him over the silvered grass. 13.

And there are people who leave the track while trying to gather a few ferns.

Below these entrances were folding steps, in case it should be necessary to enter or leave the train from track level.

Track crosses bridge, then immediately turn right to leave track and cross stile; cross another field to stile ahead.

lose

Despite his precautions, he sometimes loses track of her and she is left unattended.

I must have lost track of time and my destination, because when I got to the house, it was seven-thirty.

She had lost track of the movement ahead of her.

I lost track of the rest.

They'd talked, in a lazy, desultory fashion, about so many things that she'd lost track .

We teachers became mathematicians, seeing all these bloody points, but we lost track of the line.

But he was starting to lose track of the things that had made him what he was as well.

Billy had lost track momentarily of where he was or how he had gotten there.

run

The thorn trees crowned the edge of a little valley where ran a track as old as the land itself.

In secondary school I ran a little track and led Human Growth Seminars, which was sort of a teen-age est.

He concentrated on an image of the van as a train running on tracks it couldn't leave.

Sports were very important to the father, who himself had played football and basketball and had run track in high school.

They ran along the tram track for a brief while before rejoining the stream of Saturday traffic.

Generally the objective is simply to balance the pole, which is attached to a cart running on a bounded track .

The consortiums would then charge London Underground for running trains over their tracks and infrastructure.

stop

The sound began before our search was completed and it stopped me in my tracks , leaving Malc to continue alone.

I stopped dead in my tracks , unsure of what to do next.

He was so surprised it stopped him in his tracks .

Blue speaks her name, in a voice that seems strange to him, and she stops dead in her tracks .

Dyson stopped in his tracks , gazing at it.

Near the beginning, however, I have a nightmare that stops me in my tracks .

Then she stopped dead in her tracks , the blood seeping from her veins, leaving her stiff and white with shock.

It literally stopped me in my tracks .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be from the wrong side of the tracks

be on the wrong track/tack

He admitted that he had gotten us off on the wrong tack, and that we'd need to start again.

I feel that this advertising campaign is on completely the wrong tack.

I knew I was on the wrong track when the tall reeds broke to reveal the brown-bellied river.

beat a path/track

I called on the Birth Grandmother to help me beat a path through the honyaek to the windows.

It has become such an attraction that local tour operators are beating a path to its door.

Most of the sites the company has in mind to visit are far off any beaten path.

Sights sight that's off the beaten track or when time is include Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian's Wall, limited.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

The students - and their professors - beat a path to his door.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

cover your tracks

Davis covered his tracks so well that no one could prove he had received any of the money.

She covered her tracks by saying that she'd been at a friend's house all that evening.

A man does not spend his time hiding from the world without making sure to cover his tracks.

But Giap taught them to move during rainstorms to deter pursuit, or wade through streams to cover their tracks.

From this time it is hard to follow Tyndale's movements, for he covered his tracks to avoid possible arrest.

Have you left a clue or have you covered your tracks?

He knows the hunt is in full cry, so he covers his tracks.

Instead of sharpening up their act, they sharpen up their prices and cover their tracks.

It burst through the earth at the top and we had to cover its tracks.

They moved constantly and furtively, covering their tracks and contacting nobody.

fast track

The agency is looking at a fast track for approving drugs for life-threatening illnesses.

And the benefit of either the fast track remortgage service, or a £250 cashback.

But Huckelberry has also supported Bronson on many pro-environmental moves, including the fast track for incorporating Tortolita.

But if you go with her, it means withdrawing from the fast track at Hopkins and entering a standard graduate curriculum.

Hamilton's career has galloped along the fast track.

Now Chairman Jack Strowger is banking on a bumper Christmas to get profits back on the fast track.

Once on the fast track, the momentum will be relentless.

Uphill task: The drivers on the fast track to the top.

have a one-track mind

That guy has a one-track mind.

off the beaten track/path

Appenzell really is off the beaten track.

Away from the Algarve, it's not hard to get off the beaten track.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

We kept off the beaten track, away from those traders who fixed high prices, for Shallot knew where to go.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track.

track meet

The power of the clock, which should always rule at track meets , has been usurped by a committee.

well-trodden path/track/route etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A narrow track leads from the road to the cabins.

an eight-track tape

college-track classes

I really like the first two tracks on this album.

The track was only wide enough for one car.

train tracks

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He ate rice and a fried egg three times a day, keeping track of the days by counting the meals.

It can help some to keep track of what is going on if they have others to help them.

One of the heaviest performers at the seaside track , Between Times was floundering after a slow start.

The land is now part of the Bay Meadow thoroughbred racing complex and is used as a training track .

Whenever you hear one of these figures you are on track , so make sure then that your heading is correct.

Yet this time he was finally on the right track .

You find out how tracks are determined, and if it seems unfair, question the system.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

activity

President Clinton promptly announced a law to crack down on juvenile criminals and a new computer database to track gang activity .

J., company that tracks corporatefinance activity .

camera

The camera tracks the movement of these materials, thus assisting in diagnosis of cancers or various types of cardiovascular disease.

development

We also began tracking the career developments of film-makers commissioned through New Directors.

At the time we were also tracking the development of desktop publishing, a newly created use for personal computers.

In addition to paintings, there are collages, drawings, prints and relief sculptures tracking Ernst's development in these crucial years.

Here we will try to track the development of these interfaces through some of their possible steps.

funds

But it is hard to track funds that practice socially responsible investing.

police

The man is still helping the police to track down the whereabouts of an undisclosed number of missing objects.

Cueva called police , who tracked down the coyotes at a house in the 3700 block of West Sheridan Street.

By July 1998 police had tracked him down.

Family and friends alike are hoping the police investigation can soon track down her husbands's killer.

progress

Some Sharp models track the progress of the food as it cooks by assessing the moisture level.

All Jason needs now is another set of braces as well as special X-rays to track his progress .

sale

Bank examiners say they track such sales and know the exposure of particular banks to a particular company.

That business includes the global operation that tracks sales of packaged goods as well as a concern involved in processing coupons.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be from the wrong side of the tracks

be on the wrong track/tack

He admitted that he had gotten us off on the wrong tack, and that we'd need to start again.

I feel that this advertising campaign is on completely the wrong tack.

I knew I was on the wrong track when the tall reeds broke to reveal the brown-bellied river.

fast track

The agency is looking at a fast track for approving drugs for life-threatening illnesses.

And the benefit of either the fast track remortgage service, or a £250 cashback.

But Huckelberry has also supported Bronson on many pro-environmental moves, including the fast track for incorporating Tortolita.

But if you go with her, it means withdrawing from the fast track at Hopkins and entering a standard graduate curriculum.

Hamilton's career has galloped along the fast track.

Now Chairman Jack Strowger is banking on a bumper Christmas to get profits back on the fast track.

Once on the fast track, the momentum will be relentless.

Uphill task: The drivers on the fast track to the top.

have a one-track mind

That guy has a one-track mind.

off the beaten track/path

Appenzell really is off the beaten track.

Away from the Algarve, it's not hard to get off the beaten track.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

We kept off the beaten track, away from those traders who fixed high prices, for Shallot knew where to go.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track.

track meet

The power of the clock, which should always rule at track meets , has been usurped by a committee.

well-trodden path/track/route etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Berstein was still in Florida tracking the four Miami men.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Easy Project is an efficient method of planning, tracking and controlling all types of projects.

I eventually tracked down the ward sister, who was wrestling with an intravenous drip that had collapsed.

It begs the question of what pictures will be sacrificed in order to track Sanders.

Like Nancy Drew, I track down clues, try to figure things out, look carefully at evidence, examine motives.

Stanton later managed to free himself, called police and told them his stolen car was equipped with a tracking device.

The abolition of exchange controls has made it harder to track flows of cash in and out of the country.

The index tracks changes in what companies and governments pay workers, including wages, salaries and benefits.

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