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 tracks (1 of 2)

tracks
/ (træks) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) marks, such as footprints, tyre impressions, etc, left by someone or something that has passed
in one's tracks on the very spot where one is standing (esp in the phrase stop in one's tracks)
make tracks to leave or depart
make tracks for to go or head towards
the wrong side of the tracks the unfashionable or poor district or stratum of a community

British Dictionary definitions for tracks (2 of 2)

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 tracks

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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