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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 persistence in tracking us down meant we could be reunited with Desmond.
"This has been a very exciting pre-leasing period, because future residents have been tracking us down through any number of avenues to try and get their names on the waiting list," said Emanuel Stern, president and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale, being capable of tracking us down even from a distance.
Apart from the time and effort she spent tracking us down, she also paid for the postage and packaging.
That's why they are tracking us down; they are afraid of us."
That's why they are tracking us down, they are afraid of us." --AFP
Cellist Andy said: "We have played at a number of private parties but it has mainly been the result of people tracking us down through word of mouth or because they have heard us play elsewhere.