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track

1. in. [for a laser beam, a phonograph stylus, a tape head, etc.] to successfully transfer information to or from a recording medium. Something here won’t track. Must be the stylus.
2. in. [for a person] to make sense. (Usually in the negative.) She wasn’t tracking. There was no sense in trying to talk to her before she came out of it.
3. in. to coincide; to agree; to jibe. These two things don’t track. I don’t know what’s wrong.
4. n. a musical selection on a recording of some kind. The next track is my favorite.
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I'll stake my good name as a shikarree," said he, "that the track is a fresh one.
The tracks of the tire began to curve fantastically upon the wet and shining path.
It was the maker of the track, a large female lynx.
Now while he followed the cattle across sandy ground, all the tracks showed quite clearly in the dust; but when he had finished the long way across the sand, presently the cows' track and his own could not be traced over the hard ground.
An immense track, of dazzling whiteness, marked the passage of the animal, and described a long curve.
These innumerable multitudes of ruminating beasts often form an insurmountable obstacle to the passage of the trains; thousands of them have been seen passing over the track for hours together, in compact ranks.
They are on the track of the man who appointed the meeting with him.
And there may be sixty, eighty, any number of these crosses on the ship's track from land to land.
We moved cautiously along the track as if we were bound for the house, but Holmes halted us when we were about two hundred yards from it.
Fill your pocket full of peas, and make a small hole in the pocket, and then if you are carried away again, they will fall out and leave a track in the streets.
Von Lowitz was on the track of something of this sort last year, but he gave it up chiefly because Krupps wouldn't guarantee him a shell.
But its being the same wormwood was not all, for beside is* there was a horse's track partly snowed over.
And when, at last, Daylight decided that the horse had had enough, he turned him around abruptly and put him into a gentle canter on the forward track.
WHILE a Division Superintendent of a railway was attending closely to his business of placing obstructions on the track and tampering with the switches he received word that the President of the road was about to discharge him for incompetency.
As they come under one horizon, they shout their warning to get off the track to the other, heard sometimes through the circles of two towns.