Meat, dairy, and processed foods” should be avoided, she says, because they are “tracking toxic sludge through your baby house.
They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.
The Rasmussen tracking numbers for Sunday told a different story than most: They gave Romney a 47-46 advantage.
While tracking the runway trends is popular among younger Russians, fashion designers have not been able to crack the Kremlin.
The Saudis have told American officials they are tracking the flow.
But, incredible though it seemed, the leading pursuer had been tracking Ali while riding at full speed.
So they ‘jurked the meet,’ and made the hides into a tracking line.
There was an exultant throb in the Phantoms tones, the eagerness of the hunter who is tracking down his quarry.
I left the tracking to my comrades, and my horse to follow after.
Then why waste your labors, brave hearts and strong men, In tracking a trail to the Copperhead's den?
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'']
The spacing between characters in a line of text. This is defined when a font is designed but can often be altered in order to change the appearance of the text or for special effects.
Tracking should not be confused with kerning which deals with the spacing between certain pairs of characters.
See also leading.