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track down

track down(
trahk
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. localizar
It took me years to track down this album. It's very rare.Tardé años en localizar este álbum. Es muy raro.
b. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The police are trying to track down the source of the phone calls.La policía está intentando ubicar el origen de las llamadas.
c. dar con (missing person)
After 11 years, a detective finally tracked down the missing girl.Después de 11 años, un detective acabó dando con la chica desaparecida.
d. averiguar el paradero de (missing person)
Tragically, the police were only able to track Kevin down after his death.Desgraciadamente, la policía solo pudo averiguar el paradero de Kevin después de su muerte.
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track down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (locate)
a. localizar
track down
transitive verb
(locate) [+suspect, document, information] localizar; ubicar; (LAm) [+missing person] averiguar el paradero de; localizar
we eventually tracked him down in the library finalmente lo localizamos or dimos con él en la biblioteca; scientists have tracked down the bacteria that causes the infection los científicos han localizado la bacteria que causa la infección; eventually I tracked down a copy of the novel finalmente localicé un ejemplar de la novela
they haven't been able to track down the fault she spent years trying to track down her parents scientists tracked down a gene that causes deafness to be inherited he went to some trouble to track down the rumour they can't seem to track down the source of the epidemic even though she shanged her telephone number he eventually tracked her down he's gone off to track down the killers of his wife
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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