disappear without (a) trace

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disappear without (a) trace

1. To disappear without any indication to one's or something's whereabouts. Police have been searching for two weeks to find a young girl who disappeared without trace from her home in Rochester. Authorities are puzzled by the navy submarine that seemingly disappeared without a trace last Thursday.
2. To be forgotten about by the population as a whole, especially after being very popular. The digital pets fad took the world by storm in the late 1990s, but
See also: disappear, trace, without
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He added: 'Children will be doomed to this fate as long as the citizens continued to disappear without trace and perpetrators of the crime were not brought to justice.
While Les Bleus will arrive as unbeaten title contenders, Wales know they have to win or see hopes of landing a third successive Six Nations crown effectively disappear without trace.
But having a family member disappear without trace must be the worst thing in the world.
The warnings are sent in the form of messages to social networking sites to ensure that people do not disappear without trace.
Three Delhi University students disappear without trace in the village of Jhanjhar in Bihar, and authorities seem powerless to trace the young men - even with the help of the media.
The pressure is on Wales to deliver - otherwise their Six Nations title hopes will disappear without trace following last weekend's 30-17 Twickenham defeat.
There's one particular memory that haunts her - of a man who came into the bar only to disappear without trace.
They will just disappear without trace like a Mafia victim.
The girl and her shapeshifting daemon Pantalaimon (voiced by Freddie Highmore) soon find themselves embroiled in mystery when two pals disappear without trace.
The girl and her shape-shifting daemon Pantalaim on soon find themselves embroiled in mystery when her pals disappear without trace.
5m available for this folly to pour down the drains, congratulations Rhodri Glyn on your mystical skills in both finding a phenomenally huge pot of available public money and your magical skills in making it all disappear without trace.
Basketballs, tricycles and even pets, which foolishly stray close to the Nebbercracker front lawn, disappear without trace.
Karl Brookes, an Energywatch spokesman, said: "Based on what consumers tell us, it appears Scottish Power take the Bermuda Triangle solution to billing - consumer complaints, meter readings, payments and pleas for a bill all go in, but disappear without trace.
George, 47, added his family are baffled as to how the gran could simply disappear without trace in such a built-up area.
Beattie, who cost pounds 6 million from Southampton in the January transfer window, has been told by boss David Moyes that he must prove himself to Everton's fans and players - or disappear without trace.