French translation of 'track'
1. (= path) piste f
2. (for racing) piste f
two laps of the track deux tours de piste
3. [of suspect, animal, vehicle] piste f
They followed his track. Ils ont suivi sa piste.
to be on the track of sb/sth être sur la piste de qn/qch ⧫ être sur les traces de qn/qch
the tracks of an animal les traces d’un animal
They followed the tracks for miles. Ils ont suivi les traces pendant des kilomètres.
tyre tracks des traces de pneus
4. [trajectory] trajectoire f
5. (for trains) voie f
(= recorded item) plage f
(= song) titre m
This is my favourite track. C’est mon titre préféré.
That’s Sonny Rollins singing on that track. C’est Sonny Rollins qui chante sur ce titre.
track 1 plage 1
7. (= record, count)
to keep track of sth suivre qch
to lose track s’y perdre
to lose track of time perdre la notion du temps
I began to lose track of time. Je commençais à perdre la notion du temps.
to be on the right track être sur la bonne voie
to be on the wrong track faire fausse piste
to cover one’s tracks dissimuler ses traces
to make tracks (informal) tracer la route (informal)
on track en bonne voie
to be on track for être en bonne voie pour
We’re on track to finish by the deadline. Nous sommes en bonne voie pour terminer à temps.
to stop sb in their tracks figer qn sur place
to stop sth in its tracks interrompre qch brusquement
Phrasal verbstrack down
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Example Sentences Including 'track'
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To realize what war is one should follow our tracks.The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
For the first time users could buy single tracks from albums with the click of a mouse.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He recently put out two tracks, to critical and popular acclaim.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
There was a sorry track record of specific excesses and violations of the public trust.The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)
It is this blinkered track we follow that sets us up for failure.Computing (2010)
Six tracks are already available to buy.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
That track came about as a joke.The Sun (2012)
The ability to track migration paths means researchers can target conservation efforts more effectively.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The best sprinters are just looking at the track ahead of them and the white lines either side.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This documentary tracks down people who were photographed for the housing charity Shelter and discovers how their lives panned out.The Sun (2016)
We tracked down the vehicle and driver.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
What is the most personal track on the album?The Sun (2016)
What this system allows you to do is to track people and monitor high and poor performers.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He'd have won a lot easier on a flat track.The Sun (2015)
If we lose tracks like this, it will be a tragedy.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
This stiff track and easy ground will play to his strengths.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But the problem is that after these two tracks the album quickly descends into sloppy dross.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her performance featured a dance routine set to a music track that needed editing for her slot.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The cameras track the challenges from the first day.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We followed tracks up the bank and into the forest.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This means you can keep track of your progress.Coping with Angina (1990)
Officers followed a set of tracks in the snow which led from the club to a house in the village.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Security guards have now been hired and tracking devices hidden inside stock.The Sun (2013)
There are some parts in the track that are about romantic heartache.The Sun (2016)
Try not to walk on anything except the tracks of vehicles.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Using radar for tracking wildlife could save lives.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Will keep a track on this scandal.The Sun (2016)
It is comfortable for cruising long distances on motorways as well as driving up bumpy mountain tracks.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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'track' in Other Languages
British English: track /træk/ NOUN
path A track is a narrow road or path.
We set off once more, over a rough mountain track.
- American English: track
- Arabic: مَسَار
- Brazilian Portuguese: caminho
- Chinese: 轨道
- Croatian: staza
- Czech: polní cesta
- Danish: bane
- Dutch: voetspoor
- European Spanish: sendero huella
- Finnish: pyörän ura
- French: piste musique
- German: Pfad
- Greek: αποτύπωμα
- Italian: traccia
- Japanese: 小道
- Korean: 통로
- Norwegian: spor sti/vei
- Polish: ślad trop
- European Portuguese: caminho
- Romanian: cărare
- Russian: след
- Spanish: pista banda de cinta o disco magnético
- Swedish: spår
- Thai: หนทาง
- Turkish: engebeli yol
- Ukrainian: стежка
- Vietnamese: đường mòn
British English: track VERB
If you track animals or people, you try to follow them by looking for the signs that they have left behind, for example the marks left by their feet.
He thought he had better track this wolf and kill it.
British English: track NOUN
song A track is one of the songs or pieces of music on a CD, record, or tape.
I only like two of the ten tracks on this CD.
Translation of track from the Collins English to French Dictionary