What stopped this nation in its tracks was the Miss Universe pageant.
Like tracks or The Promise, High Hopes has been cobbled together from castoffs.
Sometimes he snuck out to watch the gypsies down by the tracks, or to walk through the cemetery, sit on a grave.
It tracks light, noise, and temperature in the nursery, as well as baby's heart rate and sleep position.
One line in “Winter Wonderland” has stopped countless people dead in their tracks.
The tracks left by the feet of men were not such as can be made by moccasins.
Stuart suddenly gripped Bivens and spun him around in his tracks.
Here he stopped only about forty yards from Jack, and a careful shot dropped him in his tracks.
You will guide me at once to the spot, and we shall follow upon the tiger's tracks.'
Louis followed the tracks a little distance, then returned to his companions and the dogs, who had stopped for a rest.
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'']