"I discipline myself never to lose track of the fact that people can be innocent victims," he says.
There's no plot, but visitors don't want to lose track of it.
Inside ATLAH, where there are few windows and hardly any lights, it is easy to lose track of time.
Americans lose track of the idea of just how important a role we play in the world, and this is a very important region.
He entered, expecting to indulge in an evening of lightsome frolic, and then lose track of the newcomer forever.
All right, old fellow, only don't let us lose track of one another.
There are so many exits and reentries of the characters that we lose track of them.
If he let them get too far ahead, he might lose track of them altogether.
Very well, Paul, do as you think best, only do not let me lose track of you.
While I was doing this it suddenly flashed into 56 my mind, what if I should lose track of the days of the month and week?
late 15c., "footprint, mark left by anything," from Old French trac "track of horses, trace" (mid-15c.), possibly from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German treck, Dutch trek "drawing, pulling;" see trek). Meaning "lines of rails for drawing trains" is from 1805. Meaning "branch of athletics involving a running track" is recorded from 1905. Meaning "single recorded item" is from 1904, originally in reference to phonograph records. Meaning "mark on skin from repeated drug injection" is first attested 1964.
Track record (1955) is a figurative use from racing, "performance history" of an individual car, runner, horse, etc.(1907, but the phrase was more common in sense "fastest speed recorded at a particular track"). To make tracks "move quickly" is American English colloquial first recorded 1835; to cover (one's) tracks in the figurative sense first attested 1898; to keep track of something is attested from 1883. American English wrong side of the tracks "bad part of town" is by 1901. Track lighting attested from 1970.
"to follow or trace the footsteps of," 1560s, from track (n.). Related: Tracked; tracking.
Male lover of an older woman or man (1981+)