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  • sdgraham

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    WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
    trace1 /treɪs/ n., v., traced, trac•ing,
    v. [~ + object]
    1. to follow the footprints, tracks, or traces of:The FBI traced the van back to the rental company.
    2. to follow (footprints, evidence, the history or course of something, etc.)
    3. to find out or uncover by investigating:to trace the cause of the disease.
    4. to draw or copy (a line, etc.), as by copying and following the lines of the original on a piece of transparent paper placed over it:
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