Until recently, Rice was smoothly on track to become the Edmund Hillary of foreign-policy strivers.
Federal oversight governing ride accidents is scant; there are no agencies that track accidents in permanent parks.
This track gives us hilarious lines and moments rivaling even the blandness of “Yesterday was Thursday…Today it is Friday.”
In 2009 the Washington, D.C.–based author set out to track down these little-known landmarks.
One person familiar with the situation says Komen is talking to strategists about how to get back on track.
The final consonant in track is not doubled because track ends with two consonants.
We must learn to hunt, track animals, fish, and find our way in the wilderness.
After doing so for a quarter of an hour, his exertions were rewarded by the discovery of what appeared to be a track.
I must scoot now, and go back to my practising, or I shall have Bunty on my track.
The major, watch in hand, followed the flight around the track with eager eyes.
late 15c., "footprint, mark left by anything," from Old French trac "track of horses, trace" (mid-15c.), possibly from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German treck, Dutch trek "drawing, pulling;" see trek). Meaning "lines of rails for drawing trains" is from 1805. Meaning "branch of athletics involving a running track" is recorded from 1905. Meaning "single recorded item" is from 1904, originally in reference to phonograph records. Meaning "mark on skin from repeated drug injection" is first attested 1964.
Track record (1955) is a figurative use from racing, "performance history" of an individual car, runner, horse, etc.(1907, but the phrase was more common in sense "fastest speed recorded at a particular track"). To make tracks "move quickly" is American English colloquial first recorded 1835; to cover (one's) tracks in the figurative sense first attested 1898; to keep track of something is attested from 1883. American English wrong side of the tracks "bad part of town" is by 1901. Track lighting attested from 1970.
"to follow or trace the footsteps of," 1560s, from track (n.). Related: Tracked; tracking.
[probably fr track, ''the groove of a phonograph record, a continuous line or passage of a tape recording,'' influenced by earlier track, ''follow, come closely and directly behind'']