verb (used with object), re-traced, re-trac·ing.

to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.

Nearby words

  1. re-sign,
  2. re-soluble,
  3. re-sort,
  4. re-sound,
  5. re-strain,
  6. re-tread,
  7. re-treat,
  8. re-up,
  9. re-uptake,
  10. re-view

Also retrace.

Origin of re-trace

First recorded in 1750–60; re- + trace1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-trace

  • So we must now march to meet him, and without losing an hour he must re-trace his steps toward Yunnan with his precious charge.

    The Daughter of Heaven|Judith Gautier
  • Dick had only time to draw the poor woman on one side, when he was compelled, with his companions, rapidly to re-trace his steps.

    Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for re-trace



(tr) to trace (a map, drawing, etc) again
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