- 1 1.1 countable or uncountable (indication) there was no trace o there were no traces of a struggletraces of the old way of lifeno había señales or indicios or rastros de que hubiera habido una peleathey can't find any trace of my lettervestigios (masculine plural) or rastros del antiguo modo de vidato disappear without (a) traceno encuentran mi carta por ninguna parteI detected a trace of a smile on his facedesaparecer sin dejar rastroadvertí el esbozo de una sonrisa en su rostroExample sentences1.2 countable (small amount) See examples: they found traces of poison in the food
remove all traces of make-upencontraron rastros de veneno en la comidawithout a trace of resentmentlímpiese sin dejar residuos de maquillajethere was a trace of sadness in his voicesin un asomo de resentimientohabía un dejo de tristeza en su voz
- A trace of sadness was barely audible in Cattia's flat voice, perhaps such a small sliver of one that only Tania really could pick it up.
- It is a tribute to him that there is barely a trace of tedium in a performance lasting more than four hours.
- ‘You're always damned by the exception,’ Hill says with the slightest trace of a smile.
- 2 countable 2.1 (Computing) 2.2 (drawn by instrument)Example sentences
- Baxter must now wait to see if the IOC will agree to a second test to establish the nature of the trace detected.
- The traces were recorded at different voltages.
- The consensus model presented here is derived from the results of analyzing only six traces recorded in response to a single perturbation.
- In the beginning of the film, Trinity is on the phone and we see the computer doing a telephone trace.
- Witnesses took the number of the car and police conducted a trace on the vehicle.
- 3Example sentences
- Path was synonymous with trace, another invaluable gift that pioneers used to penetrate the otherwise impassable.
- Here, however, it came to be another old and enduring track through otherwise treacherous and disorienting terrain, a variation of path and trace.
- S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.
- 1 1.1 (chart) See examples: the book traces the events leading up to the crisisthe documentary traces the history of the organizationel libro detalla el desarrollo de los acontecimientos que desembocaron en la crisis1.2 (find) they can't trace my application formel documental examina or analiza paso a paso la historia de la organizaciónI can't trace any reference to itno encuentran mi solicitudno encuentro ninguna mención de elloExample sentences1.3 (follow)
they traced him to a hotel in Birminghamseguirle la pista or el rastro ale siguieron la pista or el rastro hasta dar con él en un hotel en BirminghamExample sentences1.4 (find origin of) See examples: I can trace my family back to the 17th century
- Now Lloyd and Debbie Peters, who moved to Australia from Hockley, are calling for help in tracing the white Havenese dog who ran off while being groomed.
- What was dismissed as a ‘third-rate burglary’ was eventually traced to the White House.
- Police have so far been unable to trace the white Conway trailer, but a cheque from the Donnes has gone some way to lifting the youngster's spirits.
his family traces its descent from the Huguenotslos orígenes de mi familia se remontan al siglo XVIIthey traced the information (back) to the embassysu familia desciende de los hugonotesto trace a calldescubrieron que la información provenía de la embajada or se había originado en la embajadathey traced the call to a public telephoneaveriguar de dónde proviene una llamadaaveriguaron que la llamada provenía de un teléfono público
- Yohanna's fingers traced a silver crescent mark on the babe's forehead and in that brief moment Yohanna recognized her.
- It had claw marks across its wooden panels, and when I traced them with my finger I decided that they were far too big to be from some kind of animal.
- He reached out his hand and his fingers traced her laughing smile.
- 2 2.1 (on tracing paper) 2.2 (draw)(line/outline)she traced (out) a plan of the town in the sandhizo or dibujó un plano de la ciudad en la arenaExample sentences
- His hand gripped the hilt of his sword, the blade drawn but down so the point traced a line in the snow.
- Now, with your finger, trace a few quick lines in the heap, imposing some sort of visual rhythm.
- I knew where his hands were on my back, I could feel the patterns he was tracing with his fingers, where my hands were behind his neck, the fireworks exploding in my head.
- Using graphite paper, they traced their portrait onto the map pieces.
- If you are not confident in your drawing skills, you may want to use a piece of tracing paper and trace the image you would to place on the rubber stamp.
- They first drew their portrait on paper before tracing the sketch on to the fabric.
- (harness strap) to kick over the tracesExample sentences
- Ales broke off in mid-explanation to dive into the crowd, reappearing clasping a handkerchief waving teenage girl, and yoking her into the cart's rope traces.
- The horses pulling the carriage suddenly took fright for no apparent reason, snapped the traces and bolted off, startling both the hosts and their guest of honour.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.