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noun 
  1. (obsolete) An animal's trail or track.
  2. (archaic) A sleuth-hound; a bloodhound.
  3. A detective.
    • 1908, w:Edith Van Dyne, Edith Van Dyne (Frank L. Baum), Aunt Jane"s Nieces at Millville
    • : Do ye want me to become a , or engage detectives to track the objects of your erroneous philanthropy?
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To act as a detective; to try to discover who committed a crime.
    • 1922, w:Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary
    • : We must discover where he lives, what he does " him, in fact!

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