- n. 痕迹；微量；踪迹
- v. 追踪；描绘；找出根源
- [U] [C]痕迹，踪迹 mark or sign that shows sb/sth happened or existed
- [U]些许，微量 very small amount of sth
- vt. 追踪; 追溯 track; follow or discover sb/sth by observing marks, tracks, bits of evidence, etc.
- vt. 发现; 找到 discover; find
- vt. 描绘; 标出 draw or sketch the course, outline, etc.; mark out
- vt. & vi. 缓慢而困难地书写 write slowly and laboriously
a just detectable amount;
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
an indication that something has been present;
"there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
"a tincture of condescension"
a suggestion of some quality;
"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"
"he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something;
"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
"trace the student's progress"
make a mark or lines on a surface;
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
to go back over again;
"we retraced the route we took last summer"
"trace your path"
pursue or chase relentlessly;
"The hunters traced the deer into the woods"
"the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
discover traces of;
"She traced the circumstances of her birth"
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along;
"The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"
"The women traced the pasture"
copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of;
"trace a design"
"trace a pattern"
read with difficulty;
"Can you decipher this letter?"
"The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
- When the police exhume the corpse they discover trace of poison in it
- Traces of blood were found in the bathroom.
- The police have detected the trace of the murderer after several days of investigation.
- He traces his descent back to an old norman family.
- He traced his signature laboriously.
- I have nothing to trace.
- A trace of a smile played across her lips.
- Every trace of anger immediately vanished from his face.
- Little trace is left of how Stone Age people lived.
- No trace of the missing person was found.
- Traces still remain of the long-defunct Surrey Iron Railway.
- Traces of Darwinism are clearly discernible in these works.
- Traces of poison were found in the dead man's blood.
- There were traces of someone living in the cave.
- There were traces of egg on the plate.
- There are traces of poison in the fish.
- There were traces of poison in his blood.
- There was a slight trace of annoyance in his words.
- There was no trace of human beings on the island.
- There was not a trace of cynicism in his voice.
- There was not the faintest trace of irony in her voice.
- There was no trace of arrogance in Alicia's manner.
- There was never any trace of evil in her.
- In the hotel there was no trace of a war scare.
- All traces of anger are gone.
- All trace of his working-class background was deliberately obscured.
- When reexamined, no trace of cancer was found.
- Despite a nationwide hunt for the kidnaping gang,not a trace of them was found.
- Only faint traces of the tiger's tracks could be seen.
- The burglar had left several traces of his presence.
- The bed bore traces of having slept in.
- The room bore traces of a fierce struggle.
- I wondered if I could find a trace of her here.
- The police were unable to find any trace of the thief.
- The police could not find any trace of the missing child.
- The search party had found no trace of the missing climbers.
- We have lost all trace of them.
- War had left its traces on the countryside.
- Sorrow had left its traces on her face.
- Time sponges out all trace of truth.
- She's lost all trace of her daughter.
- He removed all traces of having been there.
- He worked to remove all traces of blood.
- He attempted to cover up all the traces of his crimes.
- Natalie followed the traces of her husband back into town.
- Remove all traces of rust with a small wire brush.
- Wash the traces of tears from your eyes!
- We saw traces of rabbits on the snow.
- In the morning we saw traces at the brook which showed that deer had been there during the night.
- The cake mixture contains traces of soda.
- The water was found to contain traces of sulphuric acid.
- She put a trace of scent on her hair.
- I could taste a trace of garlic in the soup.
- He doesn't show a trace of fear.
- Sorrow has left traces on her face.
- “No thanks,” she said, with a trace of irritation in her voice.
- Gillie seemed to have disappeared without a trace.
- Her father disappeared without trace when she was ten.
- Many pop stars sink without a trace.After five years no one can even remember their names.
- The boat sank without trace.
- The ship seems to have sunk without trace.
- The boy bears himself without a trace of confusion.
- The plane was lost without a trace over the Atlantic.
- She speaks English without a trace of Chinese accent.
- Her French was excellent, without a trace of an accent.
- Kelp is rich in vitamins and trace elements.
- Trace minerals are as essential to health as the vitamins.
- She is tracing laboriously now.
- He wanted to trace roughly.
- He knew they were tracing him.
- The post office is tracing the missing package.
- They have been unable to trace the source of the epidemic.
- They could not trace him.
- The police were unable to trace the whereabouts of the missing girl.
- I cannot trace that letter.
- The spy traced a plan of the fort.
- Please trace the location of the parking lot.
- He traced his name slowly at the bottom of the page.
- He traced the words with a shaking hand.
- I traced the map.
- By putting thin paper over the map, he traced it.
- Several ancient Roman army camps have been traced with the help of air photographs.
- His resentment can be clearly traced in his letter.
- trace back to (v.+adv.+prep.)
追溯到… find the origin or (one's family or sth)
trace back to sth
His fear of dogs traces back to a childhood experience.
His family traces back to the Norman Conquest.
他的家世可追溯到诺曼人征服英国的时代。trace sth ⇔ back to sb/sth
His father claims to be able to trace the family back to many centuries ago.
I think we can trace the fever back to that long cold swim that she looked against our advice.
The rumour has been traced back to him.
- trace out (v.+adv.)
提出 to suggest (an idea)
- trace over (v.+adv.)
描出 draw on top of (drawing), as through a transparent paper or over lines made with dots
trace sth ⇔ over
Even the youngest child can trace over the shapes of the letters with a pencil.
- trace to (v.+prep.)
找出…的所在,追踪到… find (sth or sb) as being in or caused by (sth)
trace sb/sth to sth
Will the police be able to trace us to our hiding place?
The police have traced him to London.
We traced the river to its source.
He traced the steps to the pond.
At last the noise was traced to a fault in the pipes.
These quotations cannot readily be traced to their sources.
- trace remain 痕迹留下
- bear trace 带有痕迹
- contain trace 包含微量
- cover one's trace 隐匿行踪
- destroy trace 消除痕迹
- detect trace 觉察少许；发现微量
- disappear without trace 消失得无影无踪
- discover trace 发现痕迹
- find trace 发现痕迹；发现微量，觉察少许
- follow trace 追踪
- hide trace 掩盖痕迹
- leave trace 留下痕迹
- lose trace 失去踪迹
- obliterate trace 掩盖痕迹
- remove trace 除掉痕迹
- reveal trace 显露痕迹
- show trace 显现痕迹
- sink without trace 消失得无影无踪
- vanish without trace 消失得无影无踪
- wash trace 洗掉痕迹
- archaeological trace 古代文化的痕迹
- discernible trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- faint trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- historical trace 历史的痕迹
- indelible trace 抹不掉的痕迹
- minute trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- permanent trace 永久的痕迹
- slight trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- small trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- tiny trace 依稀可见的少许；微量
- unmistakable trace 明显的微量
- memory trace 记忆痕迹
- on the traces of 跟踪
- on one's traces 搅乱踪迹(使人迷惑)
- with a trace of sth 带着一丝…的痕迹
- without a trace of sth 没有一丝…的痕迹
- a trace of … 的痕迹；一点儿…
- a trace of an ancient civilization 一处古代文明的遗迹
- a trace of amusement 有点儿觉得好笑
- a trace of anxiety 一丝忧虑
- a trace of a smile 一缕微笑
- a trace of fear 一丝恐惧
- trace family 追溯家世
- trace the former course of a river 考查河流的故道
- trace history 追溯历史
- trace location 标出位置
- trace a map 描出一张地图
- trace name 写下姓名
- trace route 画出路线
- trace accurately 精确地标出
- trace clearly 清楚地标出
- trace laboriously 费劲地写
- trace roughly 草草地勾画
- trace skillfully 熟练地勾画
- trace slowly 慢慢地写
- trace back 追溯
- trace out 勾画出
- trace over 描出
- trace to 查出…的所在
'No footsteps, you say?' 'The ground was iron hard, sir. There were no traces.'出自： Conan Doyle
I knew a wagon trace that winds off from the main Jonesboro road.出自： M. Mitchell
The four wagons..were ready, waiting, the mules stamping..in their traces.出自： W. Styron
The hounds traced him along the east side of the village.出自： A. MacLean
The police..traced bloodstained footsteps across the road.出自： F. Smyth
- kick over/jump the traces指“摆脱控制”，这个普遍使用于英国；
- 在美国，人们习惯用work in the traces去表示“死板地工作”。
- trace, sketch, delineate, diagram, draft, plot
- She sketched in a few more trees.她粗略地再画进了几棵树。
- trace, track
- The burglar had left several traces of his presence. 窃贼在现场留下了几处痕迹。
- A pair of wide tracks led through the slush and mud. 脏雪和烂泥上有一行很宽的脚印。
- trace, vestige
- The motorcar traces are very clear.汽车的痕迹很明显。
- A blackened, charred stump was a vesitge of the fire. 烧焦发黑的梳妆就是那场大火的遗迹。
- trace, derive
- trace表示“追迹,探溯”,含有一步一步追寻的意思,常用于野兽的足迹、古城的遗迹、河源、姓氏不明的著作、谣言的来源等; 而derive表示“推出,溯源”,含有较直接的意味,如由水流溯出源泉,由前提推出结论,由一字推出其他等。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的trasser，意为勾画，纹刻，跟踪；最初源自通俗拉丁语的tractiare，意为勾画，纹刻，跟踪。