make tracks
phrasal 1. to proceed at a walk or run 2. to go in a hurry ; run away, flee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make tracks — To leave a place to go somewhere. Referring to the tracks one would make in the snow or mud in the course of a journey …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make tracks — ► make tracks (for) informal leave (for a place). Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • make tracks — phrasal 1. : to proceed at a walk or run 2. : to go in a hurry : run away : flee * * * make tracks (informal) 1. To make off 2. To go quickly • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • make tracks — tv. to move out of a place fast. □ I gotta make tracks home now. □ Let’s make tracks. We gotta hit Adamsville before noon …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • make tracks —    to escape or leave in a hurry    Most of those about whom this phrase is used are anxious not to make tracks which others might follow:     I shouldn t be surprised if he s made tracks. (Sayers, 1937) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • make tracks — verb a) To leave or depart; to go away. I had better make tracks now, since my plane leaves soon. b) To leave in a hurry …   Wiktionary

  • make tracks — vp To leave. When are you going to make tracks? 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • make tracks — hurry, move quickly, vamoose    We better make tracks or we ll be late for dinner …   English idioms

  • make tracks — Verb. To begin a journey. E.g. OK, it s 8.30 and we ve got to get to London by midday, let s make tracks …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • make tracks — informal to leave a place It s getting late – I think we d better make tracks …   English dictionary

  • make tracks — {v. phr.}, {informal} To go fast; get a speedy start; hurry. * /Man, it s time we made tracks!/ * /The boys made tracks for home when it began to get dark./ Compare: GET GOING, MAKE HASTE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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