French translation of 'track down'
separable transitive verbtrack
1. (= find) [lost person, culprit] retrouver
The police never tracked down the killer. La police n’a jamais retrouvé l’assassin.
2. (= catch) [prey, fugitive] prendre
3. [supplier, tradesman] trouver
4. [wanted object] retrouver
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Example Sentences Including 'track down'
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There had been some spectacular busts in recent history, but even the FBI could not work fast enough to track down these people.KISSCUT (2002)
I'll go and have a quick word, then we'll track down Mr Derringer.THE GOSPEL MAKERS
The last time I had flown with him into the Sahara to track down hijacked weapons.SNOWLINE
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'track down' in Other Languages
British English: track down /træk daʊn/ VERB
If you track down someone or something, you find them after a long and difficult search.
It took two years to track him down.
- American English: track down
- Arabic: يَتَتَبَّعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: localizar
- Chinese: 追查到
- Croatian: pronaći
- Czech: vypátrat
- Danish: opspore
- Dutch: opsporen
- European Spanish: localizar
- Finnish: jäljittää
- French: dépister
- German: aufspüren
- Greek: εντοπίζω
- Italian: rintracciare
- Japanese: 跡をたどって見つけ出す
- Korean: 찾아내다
- Norwegian: spore opp
- Polish: wytropić
- European Portuguese: localizar
- Romanian: a depista
- Russian: выслеживать
- Spanish: localizar
- Swedish: spåra upp
- Thai: ติดตามจนพบ
- Turkish: izini sürmek
- Ukrainian: вистежувати
- Vietnamese: tìm ra
Translation of track down from the Collins English to French Dictionary