Idioms for track

Origin of track

1425–75; late Middle English trak (noun) < Middle French trac, perhaps < Old Norse trathk trodden spot; compare Norwegian trakke to trample; akin to tread

SYNONYMS FOR track

OTHER WORDS FROM track

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH track

tack tact track tract
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British Dictionary definitions for in one's tracks

track
/ (træk) /

noun

verb

See also tracks

Derived forms of track

trackable, adjectivetracker, noun

Word Origin for track

C15: from Old French trac, probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch tracken to pull, Middle Low German trecken; compare Norwegian trakke to trample
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Idioms and Phrases with in one's tracks (1 of 2)

in one's tracks

see drop in one's tracks; follow in one's tracks; stop cold (dead in one's tracks).

Idioms and Phrases with in one's tracks (2 of 2)

track

In addition to the idioms beginning with track

  • track down
  • track record

also see:

  • cover one's tracks
  • drop in one's tracks
  • fast track
  • follow in someone's footsteps (tracks)
  • inside track
  • jump the track
  • keep (lose) track
  • make tracks
  • off the beaten track
  • off the track
  • one-track mind
  • on the right tack (track)
  • right side of the tracks
  • stop cold (in one's tracks)
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