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Track down   /træk daʊn/   Listen
Track down

verb
1.
Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals).  Synonyms: hunt, hunt down, run.  "The dogs are running deer" , "The Duke hunted in these woods"






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"Track down" Quotes from Famous Books



... go straight to the Northern and from there to track down its owner relentlessly, but in order to reach the place his course led him past the office of Dunham & Struve. This brought back to his mind the man dying out there ten miles at his back. The scantiest humanity demanded that assistance ...
— The Spoilers • Rex Beach

... runned away kazen they jus' didn't want to wuk, and wanted to laze around for a spell. The marsters allus put the dogs atter 'em and git 'em back. They had black and brown dogs called 'nigger hounds' what waren't used for nothin' but to track down niggers. ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1 • Works Projects Administration

... derring-do. The revivals of the 70's had all the bounce and fervour of those of half a century before, but the mourners' bench began to lose its standing as their symbol, and in its place appeared the collection basket. Instead of accusing himself, the convert volunteered to track down and bring in the other fellow. His enthusiasm was not for repentance, but for what he began to call service. In brief, the national sense of energy and fitness gradually superimposed itself upon the national Puritanism, ...
— A Book of Prefaces • H. L. Mencken

... this Adam would by no means permit, so, leaving the village, we presently turned aside from the main road into a lane very pleasantly shaded by tall trees and bloomy hedgerows, the which (as I do think) is called Mill Lane. In a while we reached a narrow track down which Adam turned, and now as we went I was aware of strange sounds, a confused hubbub growing ever louder until, deep amid the green, we espied a lonely tavern before which stood a short, stout man who alternately wrung his hands in lamentation, ...
— Black Bartlemy's Treasure • Jeffrey Farnol



Words linked to "Track down" :   poach, hawk, jack, whale, fowl, forage, snipe, course, rabbit, hunt down, foxhunt, scrounge, turtle, jacklight, catch, ferret, falcon, run, still-hunt, seal, drive, ambush, capture



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