Definition of track down in English:

track down

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phrasal verb

  • track someone or something down, track down someone or somethingFind someone or something after a thorough or difficult search.

    ‘it took seventeen years to track down the wreck of the ship’
    • ‘He lay unconscious for five hours before a 40-strong search team tracked him down.’
    • ‘The medals of a war hero have been returned to his family after a four-month police search to track them down.’
    • ‘After she died, I tracked down what happened after I left my home.’
    • ‘Major advances in forensic science could help police track down the killer of a newborn baby murdered four years ago.’
    • ‘Video footage can be an extremely useful tool in helping the police track down criminals.’
    • ‘Police have still not tracked down her murderer.’
    • ‘She was shouting something about tracking down the culprit, inflicting justice upon them.’
    • ‘The school is investigating the incident in a bid to track down the culprit.’
    • ‘Once again, your only problem will be trying to track down a copy!’
    • ‘If done properly, DNA evidence can be a powerful tool in tracking down criminals.’
    discover, detect, find, find out, hunt down, hunt out, unearth, uncover, disinter, turn up, dig up, seek out, ferret out, root out, nose out, bring to light, expose, recover, capture, catch, smell out, sniff out, run to earth, run to ground, run down