track down

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track down (third-person singular simple present tracks down, present participle tracking down, simple past and past participle tracked down)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see track,‎ down.
    She'll track him down the mountain and catch him before long.
    The hurricane tracked down past the cape before blowing east.
    The cameraman tracked the plane down so we have a recording of the crash.
  2. (idiomatic) To hunt for or locate; to search for; to find.
    I need to track down a computer so I can check my e-mails.