In 2001, the CIA's then-Directorate of Operations considered using special teams to track down and kill al Qaeda leaders.
In 2009 the Washington, D.C.–based author set out to track down these little-known landmarks.
He said investigators are trying to track down her elderly father, who could possibly provide them with more details.
Last November, for example, I managed to track down a celebrated tantric at a cremation ground near Birbhum in West Bengal.
To draw Antonio away from Irene, Vincent decides to track down Duck.
Well, Rad, have you any suggestion as to how we shall set to work to track down the thief?
Crazy Hoss, you put on them dawgs to the scent, track down this Ryan, and kill him.
Then he set to work to track down the carriage in which he had hidden his diamonds, and after some trouble found it in a siding.
And so we parted, with no shadow on our friendship, on the track down to the punt.
I am especially grateful to my wife, Ann, who for six months helped me track down elusive species and explore new areas.
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+)