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English definition of “track”

track

verb     /træk/
[T] to follow the movement or progress of something or someone: The company set up a database to help track sales across the country . Investigators are tracking streams of the contaminated food through several states .
[T] to record the progress or development of something over a period : We have been tracking the trends in computer sales for over ten years . The study tracked the careers of 1226 doctors who trained at the University of Michigan Medical School .
[T] BANKING, FINANCE to follow the level of an interest rate : The mortgage deal will track the Bank of England base rate plus 0.75 pc.
[T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to follow the level of a particular share index : Tony is putting £500 a month into a savings account which tracks the FTSE All-Share index .
(Definition of track verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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