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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



... cupola used as a conning tower and equipped with periscope and telescope and wireless. Furthermore, her house is situated on a bleak hill so that nothing impedes her view and that of her two pets, a magpie and a jackal. And the business in life of all three of them is to track down and destroy the good name of every woman who comes within range, especially if she ...
— Etiquette • Emily Post

... his brother, and two men he knew and could trust. That was all there was to that. Now all he needed to do was have a talk with tio Mariano, who was on the inside track down in Algiers, as an old hand at the business. And like a man who has his mind made up and is afraid he'll change it if he waits too long, he thought he would go at once to see that influential personage whom they both could be mighty proud ...
— Mayflower (Flor de mayo) • Vicente Blasco Ibanez

... went, though it always obstinately refused to bear fruit. The following mid-day Joe sent for Ishmael to the Hummums, and from that comfortable if somewhat dingy hostelry set out, in the gayest spirits, to track down a money-lender who would oblige on no better security than his assurance that the Guv'nor would pay up when he had got over ...
— Secret Bread • F. Tennyson Jesse

... of their time to mixing with bankers, railroad officials and politicians, and spent comparatively little of it at the office; but they got the business—somehow. I suppose they found it because they went out after it. It was doubtless quite legitimate. Somebody must track down the game before the hunter can do the shooting. At any rate they managed to find plenty of it and furnished the work for ...
— The "Goldfish" • Arthur Train

... that interested him. He repeated the series of Pasteur's experiments for himself before making a pronouncement on the much-debated question of spontaneous generation. A curious by-result of these investigations was that the Admiralty requested him to track down the cause of great trouble in the Navy—namely, that the ship's biscuit, though carefully prepared and packed in tins, was constantly found, when the tins were opened, to ...
— Thomas Henry Huxley - A Character Sketch • Leonard Huxley

... filaments stretching out and running through them, responsive to every little rumour or suspicion of unsolved crime. Appreciation of nature found no place among his many gifts, and his only change was when he turned his mind from the evil-doer of the town to track down his brother ...
— The Adventure of the Cardboard Box • Arthur Conan Doyle

... 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, and from ...
— A Book of Prefaces • H. L. Mencken



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



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