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traces

verb
present tense third-person singular of trace

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to draw or make apparent the outline of
  • trace your hand onto this piece of paper

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2 to go after or on the track of
  • police traced the burglar back to his apartment, where they discovered a ton of stolen loot

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traces

noun
plural of trace

Synonyms & Antonyms of traces (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a mark or series of marks left on a surface by something that has passed along it
  • the wolf came and went without leaving a trace on the hard, dry ground

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2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
  • an old trace that dates back to the days of the covered wagon

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3 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps
  • stay on the trace, or you'll get lost in these thick woods

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4 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished
  • a ship that appears to have vanished without a trace on the high seas

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5 a very small amount
  • doctors detected only a trace of bacteria in the blood sample but put the patient on antibiotics just in case

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6 an almost imperceptible sign of something
  • there didn't seem to be so much as a trace of the truth to anything he said

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7 the mark or impression made by a foot
  • followed the traces of the deer into the deep woods

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“Traces.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/traces. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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