› the direction that something has taken or in which it is moving: They are able to forecast the track of the storm days in advance.
› the way in which something develops or might develop: on the right/wrong track We believe we are on the right track to grow the business in the coming months.
› the type of education or career someone chooses and the way it develops: She was a lawyer, but then she changed track completely and became a doctor. Students perform better once engaged in a career track with clear expectations of what it takes to get a job. a vocational/academic track
› the way in which a thought or idea has developed or might develop: I found it difficult to follow the track of his argument.
keep track (of sth) › to keep a record of something, or make certain that you know or remember what has happened: Keep track of the hours you work. His job is to keep track of all the shipments going out to customers.
lose track (of sth) › to stop keeping a record of something, or stop being certain that you know or remember what has happened: I have lost track of the number of times you have been late this month. So many customers came in that I lost track after an hour.
on track › making progress and likely to succeed or achieve a particular thing: They're on track to make record profits. → See also fast track, have the inside track