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'trace' - used as a noun
1. a just detectable amount
he speaks French with a trace of an accent
2. an indication that something has been present
there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
3. a suggestion of some quality
4. a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
5. either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
6. a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

'trace' - used as a verb
7. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
trace the student's progress
8. make a mark or lines on a surface
trace the outline of a figure in the sand
9. to go back over again
trace your path
10. pursue or chase relentlessly
The hunters traced the deer into the woods
11. discover traces of
She traced the circumstances of her birth
12. 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
13. 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
14. read with difficulty
The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

derived forms
1. Trace / Plural
2. Trace / Past
3. Trace / Third Person
4. Trace / Present Participle
Variations of 'trace'
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