track

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. trail, follow, scent; explore; traverse. See pursuit. —n. trace, trail, wake; vestige; foot-prints, spoor, scent; path, course; succession; rails; race track, [race]course, turf, cinders; foot-racing. See indication, contention.
- track record
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A prepared way]
Syn. path, course, road, route, trail, lane, roadway, passage, towpath, pathway, clearing, cut, alley, avenue, walk; see also railroad .
Types of tracks include: railroad, cinder, race, turf, rail, field, cablecar, train, el, elevated train, running, bicycle, subway, trolley; monorail, third rail.
2. [Evidence left in passage]
Syn. footprint, trace, vestige, impression, tire track, mark, footmark, spoor, trail, imprint, remnant, record, indication, print, fingerprint, sign, remains, memorial, token, symbol, clue, scent, wake, monument; see also step 3 .
keep track of,
Syn. keep an account of, stay informed about, maintain contact with; see track v. 1 .
lose track of,
Syn. lose sight of, lose contact with, abandon; see forget 1 .
make tracks*,
Syn. run away, abandon, depart quickly; see leave 1 .
off the track,
Syn. deviant, variant, deviating; see mistaken 1 .
the wrong side of the tracks*,
Syn. ghetto, poor side of town, lower class neighborhood; see slum .
v.
1. [To follow by evidence]
Syn. hunt, pursue, smell out, add up, put together, trail, follow, trace, follow the scent, follow a clue, follow footprints, draw an inference, piece together, dog, be hot on the trail of*, tail*, shadow*.
2. [To dirty with tracks]
Syn. leave footprints, leave mud, muddy, stain, filth, soil, besmear, spatter, leave a trail of dirt, draggle; see also dirty .
3. [To follow in alignment]
Syn. move in a straight line, keep in a groove, keep in line, move in the same line, follow the track, run straight.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. print footprint, tread, imprint, trail, spoor, mark.
2. course race course, roadway, railway, path, walkway, passage.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A visible sign or mark of the passage of someone or something: print, trace, trail. See MARKS. 2. Evidence of passage left along a course followed by a hunted animal or fugitive: scent, spoor, trail. See MARKS, SMELLS. 3. A course of action to be followed regularly: round (often used in plural), routine. See USUAL. II verb 1. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting: trace, trail. See MARKS, SEEK. 2. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind: dog, follow, shadow, trail. Informal: bird-dog, tail. See PRECEDE. 3. To go across: cross, pass, transit, traverse. See MOVE.

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