un·​track | \ ˌən-ˈtrak How to pronounce untrack (audio) \
untracked; untracking; untracks

Definition of untrack

transitive verb

: to cause to escape from a slump couldn't get untracked and played poorly throughout the game

Examples of untrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stanford took a while to get untracked against Cal on Thursday night at Maples Pavilion, but the Bears seemingly didn’t get untracked at all. Steve Kroner, SFChronicle.com, "Stanford starts slowly, still dusts Cal in Pac-12 opener," 2 Jan. 2020 Sunday was another important step for Lock (now 3-1 as the starter) and the running game got untracked after recent struggles. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Status Report: Finally, a come-from-behind victory," 22 Dec. 2019 Allowed to get untracked early, his long-range shooting ruined many effective defensive possessions with his quick release and pure shooting stroke. BostonGlobe.com, "Smart was trying to save the Celtics after a second consecutive shabby performance when he lofted a 13-footer into the air in the final seconds. The ball hung on the rim for what seemed like minutes, before rolling off and giving the beleaguered Kings a much-needed win.," 18 Nov. 2019 Oregon State couldn’t get its offense untracked, as the Beavers managed a season-low 119 yards against the Huskies. oregonlive, "Oregon State Beavers dominated by Washington’s defense in 19-7 loss: Game at a glance," 8 Nov. 2019 The support also was surprising in view of promises by outnumbered Senate Democrats to untrack President Donald Trump’s appellate appointments. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "2nd Circuit nomination of William Nardini, a federal prosecutor in Connecticut, moves to floor vote in U.S. Senate," 24 Oct. 2019 Sosoli, who unlike some of Hardy’s previous foes, didn’t look intimidated, land occasional heavy hands, but was never able to untrack any sustained offense. Dave Doyle, MMA Junkie, "UFC on ESPN 6 results: Greg Hardy uses inhaler, then gets nod over Ben Sosoli," 18 Oct. 2019 San Jose saw an apparent Dylan Gambrell goal waved off for a high stick at 12:17, but that didn’t stop the Sharks’ power play from getting untracked late in the period. Ross Mckeon, SFChronicle.com, "Evander Kane’s hat trick in first period powers Sharks’ 3rd win in row," 16 Oct. 2019 The Bearkats were outgained 141-9 in the first quarter in falling behind 7-0, before getting the offense untracked in the second quarter. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Sam Houston State pulls off come-from-behind win over SFA to remain unbeaten in conference," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of untrack

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Untrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrack. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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