Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no tracks; not traveled over.
  • adjective Not kept track of; unmonitored.
  • adjective No longer performing poorly; performing well or up to one's expectations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not tracked; not marked by footsteps; pathless: as, untracked woods. Not followed by tracking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not tracked.
  • adjective Having lost a track.
  • adjective Covered by freshly fallen, undisturbed snow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking pathways

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 3, perhaps from alteration of on track (possibly influenced by the notion of a track being a rut, or unproductive routine).]

Examples

  • But Mickelson never got untracked in the final round.

    Mickelson's slow start costs chance at being ranked No. 1

  • Royal Mail also wants to end compensation for loss or damage for business customers using "untracked" services, and to reduce the claim time-limit from 12 to two months.

    Royal Mail to start leaving packages with neighbours

  • Woods never got untracked and tied for eighth as Stenson finished at 12-under 276 and earned $1.71 million for a victory.

    On the bag: Now playing, Return to PGA Tour's island

  • With naturally attacking full-backs judiciously pushing into midfield untracked by Nani and Ronaldo, Portugal's full-backs, Fábio Coentrão and João Pereira were accordingly driven back; or at least they were once Misimovic had beaten Pereira to cross for the first of the two glorious opportunities Ibisevic squandered.

    Bosnia aim to get it pitch perfect against Portugal | Jonathan Wilson

  • The teams played at virtually even terms in the third period when O'Neal finally got untracked and made all three of his field goal shots.

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  • But the 25-year-old, who never got untracked after missing training camp last season in a contract holdout, has refined his game.

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  • And it's only one example of recent hidden risks that are increasingly bubbling into corporate bottom lines and making shareholders testy about companies 'untracked social and environmental challenges.

    Mindy S. Lubber: BP Drops the Ball, Nike Scores

  • Toronto finally got untracked with 11 unanswered points spanning the third and fourth quarters to overtake Memphis.

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  • The Phillies, meanwhile, will look to get the heart of their order untracked Sunday against Milwaukee's Jeff Suppan.

    Brewers stay alive, beat Phillies in Game 3 of NLDS

  • Martin got untracked in the third quarter when he made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, yet the Kings were still outscored 35-26.

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