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trace
as in:  traced a path


The followed a path that traces along the edges of a dark forest.
  to follow

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Notes:
The exact meaning of this sense of trace is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "The hunters traced the deer into the woods." — followed or tracked
  • "With soft kisses, she gently traced the scar running down his cheek." — followed
  • "The path traces along the edge of the forest." — follows
  • "A single tear traced its way down her cheek." — followed a specific path
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Samples:
  • The followed a path that traces along the edges of a dark forest.
  • A single tear traced its way down her cheek.
  • The slender tops fairly flapped and swished in the passionate torrent, bending and swirling backward and forward, round and round, tracing indescribable combinations of vertical and horizontal curves, while I clung with muscles firm braced, like a bobolink on a reed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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