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English definition of “trace”

trace

verb [T] (DRAW)    /treɪs/
to copy a drawing or pattern, etc. by drawing over its lines through a thin piece of transparent paper: Did you draw this picture yourself, or did you trace it? She learned to write her name by tracing out the letters.Painting, drawing and printing to draw a shape by showing the main or outer lines: The child was tracing patterns in/on the sand with a stick.Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of trace verb (DRAW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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