without a trace

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of without a trace

:without leaving any signs to show where one went
  • He disappeared/vanished without a trace.

Word by Word Definitions

trace play
  1. : a minute and often barely detectable amount or indication

  2. : an amount of a chemical constituent not always quantitatively determinable because of minuteness

  3. : a mark or line left by something that has passed

  1. : delineate, sketch

  2. : to form (letters, figures, etc.) carefully or painstakingly

  3. : to copy (something, such as a drawing) by following the lines or letters as seen through a transparent superimposed sheet

  1. : either of two straps, chains, or lines of a harness for attaching a draft animal to something (such as a vehicle) to be drawn

  2. : leader

  3. : one or more vascular bundles supplying a leaf or twig


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