Translation of "track" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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track noun (PATH)

C1 [ C or U ] the pair of long metal bars fixed on the ground at an equal distance from each other, along which trains travel

a ten-mile stretch of track 10英里长的铁轨
Passengers are requested not to walk across the tracks. 乘客不要穿越铁轨。

B1 [ C ] UK a path or rough road that is made of soil rather than having a surface covered with stone or other material

The house is at the end of a dirt/an unmade track. 房子在一条泥土路/尚未铺好的小路的尽头。

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track noun (SPORT)

B1 [ C ] a type of path or road, often in the shape of a ring, that has been specially designed and built for sports events, especially racing

an all-weather track 全天候赛道
a dog/horse track 赛狗/马的跑道
The runners are now on their final lap of the track. 赛跑选手正在跑最后一圈。
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B2 [ U ] US a sport in which people compete with each other by running a race on a specially prepared circular path

a track event 径赛
Sam runs track on the high school team.

[ U ] US also track and field, UK athletics the general name for a particular group of sports in which people compete, including running, jumping, and throwing


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track noun (MARKS)

B2 [ C usually plural ] a mark or line of marks left on the ground or on another surface by an animal, person, or vehicle that has moved over it, showing the direction they moved in

Police found tyre tracks in the mud. 警方在泥地里发现了轮胎印。
The hunters followed the tracks of the deer for hours. 猎人循着鹿的脚印追了几个小时。
The burglars were careful not to leave any tracks behind them. 盗贼小心翼翼地不留下任何踪迹。
be on the track of sb/sth

to be examining marks or pieces of information that show where a person or animal has gone, in order to catch him, her, or it

The police are on the track of the killer. 警方正在追踪该杀人犯。

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track noun (DIRECTION)

[ C ] the direction that something has taken or will take through the air

People living in the track of the hurricane have been advised to leave their homes until it has passed. 已经建议居住在飓风经过之处的人们从家中撤离,直到飓风过后再回去。

track noun (DEVELOPMENT)

C2 [ C or U ] the direction in which someone's job or education develops

She was a lawyer, but then she changed track completely and became a doctor. 她当过律师,但后来彻底转行成了医生。

[ C usually singular ] the way in which a thought or idea has developed or might develop

I found it difficult to follow the track of his argument. 我觉得难以跟上他论证的思路。
get off the track

to start talking about something that is not part of what you should be talking about

I think we're getting off the track here - we're supposed to be discussing our advertising campaign. 我觉得我们离题了——我们应该讨论的是广告宣传活动。

track noun (STUDENTS)

US UK stream a group of school students with similar ability who are approximately the same age and are taught together

Students who do well in their 8th grade classes will qualify for the honors track in high school.
the top/bottom track 程度高/低的班

track noun (MUSIC)

B2 [ C ] one of several songs or pieces of music on a CD or other musical recording

The album includes four previously unreleased tracks. 这张专辑收录了4首以前未曾面世的歌曲。
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[ C ] a part of a magnetic strip onto which sound can be recorded, with several tracks on one magnetic strip

When a piece of music is recorded, each instrument is recorded separately on a 24 or 48–track tape. 录制音乐时,每一种乐器分别被录制在一盘24或48声道的磁带上。

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track verb (FOLLOW)

C2 [ T ] to follow a person or animal by looking for proof that they have been somewhere, or by using electronic equipment

It's difficult to track an animal over stony ground. 很难在多石的地面上追踪动物。
The military use radar satellites to track targets through clouds and at night. 军队用雷达卫星透过云雾和夜幕追踪目标。
The terrorists were tracked to (= found in) Amsterdam. 恐怖分子在阿姆斯特丹被追踪到。

C2 [ T ] to record the progress or development of something over a period

The study tracked the careers of 1,226 doctors who trained at the Medical School. 该研究对1226名曾在密歇根大学医学院接受过培训的医生的事业发展情况进行跟踪调查。

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track verb (MOVE)

[ I ] If a film or video camera tracks in a particular direction, it moves along while it is filming.

The movie ends with a long tracking shot around the deserted house. 影片的结尾场景是一个围绕这幢废弃房子拍摄的跟踪长镜头。

[ I ] specialized media If a moving part of a recording machine tracks, it gets into the correct position for operating.

Our VCR tracks automatically. 我们的录像机能自动摄录。

track verb (STUDENTS)

[ T ] US UK track to group and teach together school students with similar abilities who are approximately the same age

We start to track the children in the third form. 我们从三年级开始把孩子们按能力分班。

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(Translation of “track” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)