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track

informal To be in agreement or accordance (with something); to concur with or corroborate some piece of information. Usually used in negative constructions. Her testimony doesn't track with the defendant's alibi. The two sets of figures just don't track. I suspect they're trying to make their sales numbers look more impressive for their shareholders.

tracks

slang Marks left on one's skin from repeated injections of intravenous drugs, especially heroin. I caught a glimpse of the tracks on his arm, and I realized that he may need more serious help than I had thought.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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