English - Vietnamese Dictionary
track /træk/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- dấu, vết
- motor-car track: vết xe ô tô
- ((thường) số nhiều) dấu chân, vết chân
- đường, đường đi, đường hẻm
- a track through a forest: đường hẻm xuyên rừng
- track of a ship: đường rẽ nước của con tàu
- track of a comet: đường vụt qua của sao chổi
- to be on the track of
- theo hút, theo vết chân, đi tìm
- to cover up one's tracks
- che dấu vết tích; che giấu những việc đã làm
- to follow in someone's tracks
- theo bước chân ai; theo ai, noi theo ai
- to follow the beaten track
- theo vết đường mòn ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- to kill somebody on his tracks
- to make tracks
- (từ lóng) chuồn, tẩu thoát, bỏ chạy, bỏ trốn
- to put somebody on the right track
- đưa ai vào con đường đúng, đưa ai đi đúng đường đúng lối
- ngoại động từ
- theo vết, theo dõi, đi tìm, lùng bắt, truy nã
- to track a lion to its lair: theo dõi vết chân của con sư tử đến tận hang của nó
- để lại dấu vết
- to track dirt on the floor: để lại vết bẩn trên sàn
- (hàng hải) kéo (thuyền, tàu... theo đường kéo)
- to track down
- theo dõi và bắt được, theo vết mà bắt được
- to track out
- theo dấu vết mà tìm ra, phát hiện ra qua dấu vết
+a line or route along which something travels or moves
+evidence pointing to a possible solution
+a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
+a course over which races are run
+a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
+an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
+(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
+a groove on a phonograph recording
+a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
+any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
+the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
+carry on the feet and deposit
+observe or plot the moving path of something
+go after with the intent to catch
+travel across or pass over
+make tracks upon
Advanced English Dictionary
1 line, rail(s), way, railway, US railroad:
New track was laid between London and Manchester.
2 path, trail, route, footpath, course, road, street, alley:
A rough track leads over Sty Head Pass. Are you sure you're on the right track?
3 spoor, trail, footprint(s), print(s), trace(s), footmark(s), scent, slot, wake:
The last time I saw him he was following the track of a yeti.
4 keep track of. trace, track, keep an eye on, follow, pursue, monitor, supervise, oversee, keep up with or on, watch, keep a record of or on, record:
Using an electronic tag, we were able to keep track of the animal's movements.
5 lose track of. lose, misplace, mislay, lose sight of, forget:
She lost track of some important papers. I lost track of what I was saying.
6 follow, dog, pursue, trace, stalk, shadow, trail, hunt down, chase, Colloq tail:
She was tracked to Istanbul, where they lost her.
7 See 4, above.
8 track down. find, seek out, ferret out, hunt down, trace, catch, apprehend, capture, smell or sniff out, run to earth or ground, Colloq run down:
We finally tracked him down at his mother's house in Putney.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a rough path or road, usually one that has not been built but that has been made by people walking there: a muddy track through the forest
See also - CART TRACK
marks on ground
2 [C, usually pl.] marks left by a person, an animal or a moving vehicle: We followed the bear's tracks in the snow. + There were two sets of fresh tyre tracks outside.
3 [C, U] rails that a train moves along: railway / railroad tracks + India has thousands of miles of track.
4 [C] (AmE) a track with a number at a train station that a train arrives at or leaves from: The train for Chicago is on track 9. - PLATFORM
5 [C] a piece of ground with a special surface for people, cars, etc. to have races on: a running track + a Formula One Grand Prix track (= for motor racing)
See also - DIRT TRACK (2), TRACK AND FIELD
direction / course
6 [C] the path or direction that sb/sth is moving in: Police are on the track of (= searching for) the thieves. + She is on the fast track to promotion (= will get it quickly).
See also - ONE-TRACK MIND
on tape / cd
7 [C] a piece of music or song on a record, tape or CD: a track from their latest album
8 [C] part of a tape or computer disk that music or information can be recorded on: a sixteen track recording studio + She sang on the backing track.
See also - SOUNDTRACK
9 [C] a pole or rail that a curtain moves along
on large vehicle
10 [C] a continuous belt of metal plates around the wheels of a large vehicle such as a BULLDOZER that allows it to move over the ground
Idioms: back on track going in the right direction again after a mistake, failure, etc: I tried to get my life back on track after my divorce.
be on track to be doing the right thing in order to achieve a particular result: Curtis is on track for the gold medal.
keep / lose track of sb/sth to have/not have information about what is happening or where sb/sth is: Bank statements help you keep track of where your money is going. + I lost all track of time (= forgot what time it was).
make tracks (spoken) to leave a place, especially to go home: It's getting late-I'd better make tracks.
on the right / wrong track thinking or behaving in the right/wrong way: We haven't found a cure yet-but we are on the right track.
stop / halt sb in their tracks
stop / halt / freeze in your tracks to suddenly make sb stop by frightening or surprising them; to suddenly stop because sth has frightened or surprised you: The question stopped Alice in her tracks. + The horse stopped dead in its tracks and refused to move.
more at BEAT v., COVER v., HOT adj., WRONG adj.
1 to find sb/sth by following the marks, signs, information, etc., that they have left behind them: [VN] hunters tracking and shooting bears [also V]
2 to follow the movements of sb/sth, especially by using special electronic equipment: [VN] We continued tracking the plane on our radar. [also V wh-]
3 to follow the progress or development of sb/sth: [VN] The research project involves tracking the careers of 400 law school graduates. [also V wh-]
4 [V +adv./prep.] to move in relation to the thing that is being filmed: The camera eventually tracked away.
5 [VN] (AmE) = STREAM (4)
6 [VN] (especially AmE) to leave dirty marks behind you as you walk: Don't track mud on my clean floor.
Phrasal Verbs: track sb/sth<->down to find sb/sth after searching in several different places: The police have so far failed to track down the attacker. + I finally tracked the reference down in a book of quotations.
1 marks left behind by a car/a person/an animal
deep | fresh | animal, boot, car, tyre
The beach is criss-crossed with animal tracks.
VERB + TRACK
Rabbits had left tracks in the snow.
(often figurative) He had been careless, and had done little to cover his tracks.
on the ~ of
(often figurative) She felt the excitement of a journalist on the track of a good story.
freeze/halt/stop in your tracks
halt/stop sb/sth in their/its tracks
(figurative) The disease was stopped in its tracks by immunization programmes.
| make tracks
(figurative) It's getting late?I'd better make tracks (= leave).
2 path/rough road
narrow | wide | steep | bumpy, dusty, grassy, muddy, rough, rutted, sandy, slippery, stony | ancient, medieval | cinder, dirt, mud, unpaved | cart, cycle, sheep, ski | single
a single track road with passing places
| farm, forest/forestry, hillside, mountain, woodland | perimeter
A few planes were parked on the perimeter track of the airfield.
VERB + TRACK
TRACK + VERB
The track leads across a meadow.
When the track forks, take the left fork.
along/down/up a/the ~
Continue along the farm track for another hundred metres.
off the beaten track
(figurative) (= not in a place that most people go to),
on the right/wrong track
(figurative) The new manager successfully got the team back onto the right track.
| on the wrong track
(figurative) The police were on the wrong track when they treated the case as a revenge killing.
3 special path, often in a circle, for racing
running | indoor, outdoor | all-weather | training, warm-up | fast | dog
track and field
The competition features many top track and field athletes.
4 metal rails on which a train runs
rail, railway, tram | double, single | elevated | eastbound, westbound, etc. | narrow gauge, standard gauge
VERB + TRACK
lay | lift
Many branch lines were closed, and the tracks lifted.
TRACK + NOUN
5 direction/course that sb/sth takes
an inside track to the ear of government
| parallel, twin
a twin track approach to crime
She decided to change her career track.
VERB + TRACK
He switched tracks and went back to college.
along a/the ~
Film comedy developed along a similar track to film drama.
| on (a/the) ~
A UN spokesman insisted that the implementation of the peace plan is back on track. The ship was on a southerly track.
| ~ for
She seems to be on the fast track for promotion.
| ~ to
The country is on the fast track to democracy.
keep track of sth
(= to know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)Keep track of all your payments by writing them down in a book.
| lose track of sth
(= to not know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)I was so absorbed in my work that I lost track of time.
6 one song/piece of music on a cassette/CD
album | live | title | unreleased | dance, disco | backing | drum, guitar, rhythm, solo, vocal
VERB + TRACK
cut, lay down, record
She had already cut a couple of tracks as lead singer with her own group.
| play | listen to
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