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  • a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
  • either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
  • a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
  • a suggestion of some quality
    • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
    • he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
  • an indication that something has been present
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension
  • a just detectable amount
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • read with difficulty
    • Can you decipher this letter?
    • The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
  • copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
    • trace a design
    • trace a pattern
  • make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
    • The children traced along the edge of the dark forest
    • The women traced the pasture
  • discover traces of
    • She traced the circumstances of her birth
  • pursue or chase relentlessly
    • The hunters traced the deer into the woods
    • the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him
  • to go back over again
    • we retraced the route we took last summer
    • trace your path
  • make a mark or lines on a surface
    • draw a line
    • trace the outline of a figure in the sand
  • follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
    • We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
    • trace the student's progress
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