track down

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track down

To search for or pursue someone or something until located or captured. A noun or pronoun can be used between "track" and "down." I've been trying to track down people from my graduating class for our high school reunion. The police tracked down the fugitive to an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of town. My son really wants this particular toy, so I was wondering if you could help me track it down.
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track someone or something down

to search out where someone or something is. I don't know where Anne is. I'll try to track her down. I'll track down Anne for you.
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track down

Follow successfully, locate, as in I've been trying to track down that book but haven't had any luck. This term alludes to the literal use of track, "follow the footsteps of." [Second half of 1800s]
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track down

v.
To pursue someone or something until found or captured: I tracked down the book I was looking for. The fugitives were missing for a month before the police tracked them down.
See also: down, track
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Her suspicions about the tracker arose when her husband would easily be able to track her down.
THE daughter tortured by her mother over 19 years fears she may track her down when she is freed.
Now on the run after being named as a witness against her gangster lover in a courtroom blunder, she daren't even open a bank account in case her ex uses it to track her down and kill her.
Max and Jack agree to identify it, but when it turns out to be someone else, it only strengthens her father-in-law's resolve to track her down.
A man who stalked his former girlfriend, vowing to track her down whenever she moved home, was told yesterday he faces a possible jail sentence.
A tesco employee has been suspended after using a customer's personal details to track her down on the Facebook website and send her a photo of himself wrapped in just a towel.
As he's about to leave for a big business trip to China, Matthew thinks he hears Lisa's voice in a restaurant and makes it his mission to track her down.